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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

First Annual Dallas Gala brings new supporters to EOD

This past fall, Education Opens Doors finalized a partnership with the Boxer Bowtie Club, a New York based nonprofit, to partner for a black tie gala this spring. We jumped full time into planning this spring, and on May 6, the community came together for a successful evening sharing the story of Education Opens Doors with … Continued

Roadmap to Success in action at L.V. Stockard Middle School

Education Opens Doors recently hosted a site visit at L.V. Stockard Middle School, where the Roadmap to Success began! Site visits are a way for donors, potential partners and community members to visit a school that implements the Roadmap to Success and see the program in action. Guests also have the opportunity to speak to … Continued

EOD shines at the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit

Recently our Executive Director, Jayda Batchelder, had the opportunity to speak at the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit in Dallas. EYFT  is a day-long summit of speakers, panels and workshops designed both to energize current educators and interest potential future teachers.  Jayda was asked to be the closing keynote speaker, and share her knowledge to … Continued

Thankful for Kendra Scott… and you!

A couple of weeks ago, Education Opens Doors was excited to host our first-ever Kendra Gives Back event with Kendra Scott! We weren’t sure what to expect, but we had a wonderful experience. Kendra Scott regularly hosts “Kendra Gives Back” events where they donate a portion of proceeds from the evening to a charity of … Continued

A Personal Look at the RTS Program

On Thursday, January 14, STEAM Middle School at D.A. Hulcy hosted the EOD team and 13 guests for a site visit to demonstrate the implementation of the Roadmap to Success Program in 3 of their 6th grade advisory classes. STEAM Middle School is new to the Roadmap to Success Program, and also one of the … Continued

EOD Turns 3!

We are still so overjoyed at the fun we had and the support that we received from you at our 3rd Birthday Party last Tuesday. What a great way to celebrate 3 years of impact in our community, as well as kick off our 4th year of empowering students and partnering with other nonprofits in … Continued

Successful Partnership with Dallas CityScape Exhibit

Holiday 2014 was the very first time Education Opens Doors partnered with the Dallas CityScape exhibit to raise support for the Roadmap to Success Program and increase awareness of the importance of college knowledge to be taught during the academic school day. We are proud to announce that the Dallas CityScape exhibit raised a total … Continued