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Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

Education Opens Doors Mission Wins Over the Audience at “One Up the Pitch”

Last night, months of preparation and planning at Education Opens Doors culminated at One Up the Pitch, a “sharks with hearts” pitch-style competition for nonprofits. Following our earlier participation in the United Way Ground Floor program, we were selected to take the stage alongside four other incredible organizations doing critical work in Dallas: CEO, First 3 Years, Scholarshot and Youth With Faces. Jayda gave a strong pitch and clearly the audience agreed. As Fox 4 News reports, we won the $25,000 audience prize! It’s exciting to see the work that these 5 organizations are doing get recognition in the local media. Congrats to Scholarshot for walking away with the Social Innovator of the Year Award! Stay tuned for more updates on the Virtual Roadmap, our innovative solution to scaling to reach more students across Dallas and beyond with critical college knowledge and soft...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now Hiring: Impact Manager

ABOUT EDUCATION OPENS DOORS: Education Opens Doors (EOD) is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes all students deserve the opportunity to pursue their limitless potential. They have the right to understand the value of an education and how to access and attain all options available to them after high school. Yet, systems of inequity within education are leaving thousands of underserved youth across the country behind, restricting the path to social mobility and economic security. Without a roadmap to success, countless students’ aspirations are never fully realized, as they lack the information and support necessary to achieve their dreams. Therefore, our primary focus is to open doors for middle school students from communities of color, low-income communities, and future first generation college students. As a result of our program, students demonstrate increased motivation, pathway, and agency to college and career. We effectively are redefining the status quo around college access by legitimizing and increasing exposure to college knowledge for all middle school students during the academic school day. To...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

ABOUT EDUCATION OPENS DOORS: Education Opens Doors (EOD) is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes all students deserve the opportunity to pursue their limitless potential. They have the right to understand the value of an education and how to access and attain all options available to them after high school. Yet, systems of inequity within education are leaving thousands of underserved youth across the country behind, restricting the path to social mobility and economic security. Without a roadmap to success, countless students’ aspirations are never fully realized, as they lack the information and support necessary to achieve their dreams. Therefore, our primary focus is to open doors for middle school students from communities of color, low-income communities, and future first generation college students. As a result of our program, students demonstrate increased motivation, pathway, and agency to college and career. We effectively are redefining the status quo around college access by legitimizing and increasing exposure to college knowledge for all middle school students during the academic school day. To...

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Teacher Spotlight | 0 comments

Teacher Spotlight: Adrienne McCann-Cook

Returning Roadmap to Success teacher Adrienne McCann-Cook always has additional insight and stories to share with her students about her personal educational journey and path to college. “Mrs. McCann-Cook truly believes in her students and wants them to accomplish their biggest hopes and dreams. She is constantly working with students to help them understand how they can be successful and find the perfect high school, college and career fit for their interests, skills and needs,” shares Summerlin Northrup, the Impact Manager for W.H. Gaston Middle School. Read on to hear inspiring stories from her classroom! Grade Taught: 6-8 Subject Taught: College & Career Readiness and AVID Alma Mater: Bachelors of Arts from UTD in Literary Studies and Education Masters of Curriculum and Instruction, Literary Studies, UTA Area of Study: Literary Studies and Education Favorite College Memory: My favorite college memory was the day I won a writing contest and found out that my short story, based on my own life was going to be published in the college’s annual...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Teacher Spotlight | 0 comments

Sharing a passion for college: the Uplift Peak Roadmap team

At Uplift Peak Preparatory, a team of four teachers implement the Roadmap to Success program. The Peak teachers share a passion for helping their scholars get to college! The Peak Roadmap team: Maddie Davis, Caroline Harris, Kathlyn Carney, David McLeod. Read on below for their personal interviews and stories of impact from their experience teaching the Roadmap to Success program. David McLeod Grade Taught: 8th Subject Taught: Science Alma Mater: University of Texas in Arlington Area of Study: Exercise Science Favorite College Memory: Waiting for my name to be called during graduation. Why did you choose to become a teacher? To be honest, I didn’t know what I was getting into at the beginning. I was told this would be an ideal profession for me, so I tried it. I am glad someone took a chance on me. Teaching not only gives me a challenge and joy, it also gives me a purpose to get out of bed every morning knowing I can make a positive impact in the...

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