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Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

Second Annual Dallas Bowtie Benefit opens doors for Roadmap students

We c0-hosted the second annual Dallas Bowtie Benefit on April 14, 2018 with Boxer Bowtie Club at Trunk Club Dallas. The event raised $66,000 and all net proceeds benefit Education Opens Doors, allowing us to continue to expand access to the Roadmap to Success program to more students. CultureMap Dallas profiled the event, highlighting the 360 photo booth (provided by CultureMap), the silent auction and the speakers, describing the event as “hav[ing] it all: a handsome young crowd, great food and drinks, and a cause that everyone can get behind.”  Roadmap to Success principal Jonica Lockwood-Crowder and student Johanna alongside emcee Byron Sanders Read the CultureMap article...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Education Opens Doors takes Madrid!

This April, I had the opportunity to represent Education Opens Doors at the BBVA Momentum Global Summit in Madrid, Spain. Education Opens Doors was one of only 14 innovative entrepreneurs across the world invited to be a part of the Summit! I’ll begin by stating how incredibly appreciative I was of the opportunity to be able to share with other social enterprises from Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Turkey the impactful work that we do. From the bank and our fellow entrepreneurs, there was an incredible outpouring of interest and agreement in the value and critical need for the Roadmap to Success program. Recognizing how our organizational cause is not simply a local, but truly a global issue was conversely both disheartening and empowering. Hearing the challenges of other educational systems, I couldn’t resist considering the expansion of our program to Spain in the future! The 2 days of class at the BBVA campus were filled with sessions ranging from Technology for Social Good, Agile Methodology, Big Data, and Digital...

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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 2, 2018 in News | 0 comments

EOD Founding ED Jayda Batchelder honored with Parkland Community First Award

We are pleased to announce that EOD Founding Executive Director Jayda Batchelder has been spotlighted in the Dallas Morning News for receiving the Parkland Community First Award. As a Community First honoree, Jayda will participate in a series of events to better understand the history of Parkland and its impact in the community alongside 11 other community leaders, including Dallas Bowtie Benefit emcee Byron Sanders. “It’s been our mission for more than 120 years to provide care for anyone in need, making our community a healthier place to live. We are delighted to recognize these 12 impressive leaders who have made an impact on countless others through their work in the community. They are truly making a difference,” said David E. Krause, president and chief executive officer, Parkland Foundation in the press release shared by i Stand for...

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Events, News | 0 comments

EOD takes ultimate stage to compete for $100k

On April 12, 2018, Education Opens Doors Founding Executive Director Jayda Batchelder will take the ultimate stage at One Up the Pitch! Jayda will give a fast pitch to a panel of celebrity judges in front of a live audience (that’s you!). The judges will award a $75,000 prize, and you’ll be voting EOD for the $25,000 audience prize. Grab your friends and get your tickets here (early bird special ends March 22). One Up the Pitch April 12, 2018 7-9 pm The Bomb Factory,...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

EOD goes to Dreamforce

Each year, Salesforce users from across the globe come to San Francisco to participate in their annual conference Dreamforce. This year 170,000+ thought leaders, IT professionals and change agents came to learn, grow and connect. is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product that works with businesses like Adidas, Amazon Web Services and Farmers Insurance through its cloud computing software. Their philanthropic side is which is a result of their 1-1-1 model: 1% of their product donated, 1% of each employee’s time dedicated to volunteer work, and 1% of their financial resources (equity) to a those making a difference. This year, Impact Manager Celestino explored Dreamforce to learn how we as an organization can better use the tools and resources made available to us through Darting across San Francisco’s downtown, Cel attended sessions hosted by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Anti-Defamation League and United Way. As our Data and Systems Manager he took sessions like, “Become a Data Management Rockstar” and “Show me the Impact.” EOD...

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