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We’re Growing!

Spring at EOD is a very busy time! For Impact Managers, this time of the year is filled with classroom observations, curriculum retreats, principal meetings and program post-assessments. Additionally, for me, this time is filled with brainstorming future partnerships and new relationships with schools. Aside from being an Impact Manager, I also spe...


New Social Media Pages to Engage Students and Parents

This blog post was written by Amy Tran, an Education Opens Doors (EOD) Impact Manager and Data Specialist. Earlier this spring, I stopped by a Dallas middle school campus to visit six teachers who implement the Roadmap to Success Program in their pre-college classes. It is my second year supporting the campus, and this year, …

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Roadmap Teacher of the Month: March

The Roadmap to Success Teacher of the Month for March is Mr. Pablo Ovalle. Mr. Ovalle is a Special Education TA at Uplift Grand Preparatory. Congratulations Mr. Ovalle! Alma Mater: Cedar Valley College Area of Study: Automotive Technology Favorite high school or college memory: One of my favorite memories in high school was attending Forensic Scie...


Roadmap Teacher of the Month: March

The Roadmap to Success Teacher of the Month for March is Mr. Pablo Ovalle. Mr. Ovalle is a Special Education TA at Uplift Grand Preparatory. Congratulations Mr. Ovalle! Alma Mater: Cedar Valley College Area of Study: Automotive Technology Favorite high school or college memory: One of my favorite memories in high school was attending Forensic Scie...


Roadmap Student of the Month: March

Join us in congratulating Breanna from Zumwalt Middle School for being featured as our Roadmap Student of the Month for March! This aspiring surgeon is going to go far!   Student: Breanna School: Zumwalt Middle School Student Grade Level: 7th Grade What do you plan to do after high school?  I plan to go to college. What college …


Roadmap Student of the Month: March

Join us in congratulating Breanna from Zumwalt Middle School for being featured as our Roadmap Student of the Month for March! This aspiring surgeon is going to go far!   Student: Breanna School: Zumwalt Middle School Student Grade Level: 7th Grade What do you plan to do after high school?  I plan to go to college. What college …


“Doing Good Better” with SVP-Dallas

Since Fall 2014, EOD has been partnered with Social Venture Partners-Dallas (SVP) as an Advisee. It’s no coincidence that over the course of the 1½ years that we have been involved with the talented professionals at SVP, our program has grown dramatically and we have seen a growth in program efficiency. EOD has benefitted immensely …


February Teacher of the Month: Mr. Hay

February’s Roadmap to Success Teacher of the Month is Mr. Shedrick Hay, an 8th grade science teacher at KIPP Truth Academy. Join us in congratulating this dedicated educator on his hard work to better the lives of his students through a quality education!   Alma Mater: Louisiana Tech University Area of Study: Spanish Favorite college m...


February Teacher of the Month: Mr. Hay

February’s Roadmap to Success Teacher of the Month is Mr. Shedrick Hay, an 8th grade science teacher at KIPP Truth Academy. Join us in congratulating this dedicated educator on his hard work to better the lives of his students through a quality education!   Alma Mater: Louisiana Tech University Area of Study: Spanish Favorite college m...


Roadmap Student of the Month: February

EOD has recently created a Roadmap Student of the Month Program. We are highlighting students in the Roadmap to Success Program who are using the tools they’ve learned to purposefully navigate through high school to post-secondary success! We’re proud to highlight MawLi as our first student of the month, and can’t wait to see her ...


Roadmap Student of the Month: February

EOD has recently created a Roadmap Student of the Month Program. We are highlighting students in the Roadmap to Success Program who are using the tools they’ve learned to purposefully navigate through high school to post-secondary success! We’re proud to highlight MawLi as our first student of the month, and can’t wait to see her ...


A trip back in time… to middle school!

Have you signed up yet to be included on EOD’s e-mail list? We periodically send updates about the Roadmap to Success Program, highlighting the great work that our partners are doing in preparing students to purposefully navigate to post-secondary success. We’ll also let you know about upcoming events and new ways to get involved with &...


What the New Education Reform Bill Means for College Readiness

Written by EOD’s Program and Operations Intern, Jeff McGuire On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the first education reform legislation since the widely controversial No Child Left Behind was signed into law in January 2002. Educators across the country have been calling for comp...


What the New Education Reform Bill Means for College Readiness

Written by EOD’s Program and Operations Intern, Jeff McGuire On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the first education reform legislation since the widely controversial No Child Left Behind was signed into law in January 2002. Educators across the country have been calling for comp...


January Teacher of the Month: Ms. Pajda

We are so thankful that the Roadmap to Success Program includes getting to work alongside talented and passionate teachers who care deeply for their students. To recognize the hard work that our teachers pour into their professions and into our curriculum, we are starting a teacher of the month program. Our first teacher of the …

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January Teacher of the Month: Ms. Pajda

We are so thankful that the Roadmap to Success Program includes getting to work alongside talented and passionate teachers who care deeply for their students. To recognize the hard work that our teachers pour into their professions and into our curriculum, we are starting a teacher of the month program. Our first teacher of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Day in the Life of an Impact Manager

Ever wondered what exactly our team of Impact Managers does every day? To help shed some light on their essential role, Andy Lovley gives an account of one of his days below. We truly could not implement the Roadmap to Success Program without the talent and dedication of our team of Impact Managers! It’s Friday! …

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EOD Earns Top Prize at “Fast Pitch” Competition

On Wednesday, November 4th, EOD received a grant of $25,000 after winning the top prize at the inaugural Heart of Dallas Fast Pitch competition.   After being selected for the competition from a pool of over 50 applicants, EOD competed against seven other nonprofit organizations for a portion of the $100,000 total pool. The setup …


3,260 Volunteer Hours Donated

Over the weekend of October 2-4, EOD was the beneficiary of a unique form of volunteerism and philanthropy from Dallas Give Camp. With the mission of “Coding it Forward”, 110 volunteers donated 3,260 volunteer hours over the course of one weekend, which translated to $470,000 donated in total to nonprofits in the Dallas area. EOD …


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 …

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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 …

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Teachers: The Vital Piece of the Roadmap to Success Program!

  Have you ever wondered how we implement the Roadmap to Success Program in classrooms across our area? Education Opens Doors uses a “train the teacher” model, currently working with 175 teachers. We’re very intentional in ensuring that these teachers have the tools they need to empower their students with the information contained in th...


Teachers: The Vital Piece of the Roadmap to Success Program!

  Have you ever wondered how we implement the Roadmap to Success Program in classrooms across our area? Education Opens Doors uses a “train the teacher” model, currently working with 175 teachers. We’re very intentional in ensuring that these teachers have the tools they need to empower their students with the information contained in th...


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 …


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 …


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 …


Dallas Faces Race: National Facing Race Conference Recap

This past November, Education Opens Doors joined over one thousand community activists and leaders across the country at the National Facing Race Conference, the largest multiracial, multi-generational conference for racial justice advocates. As a young education nonprofit predominantly serving students of color in the Dallas area, our organization...


Dallas Faces Race: National Facing Race Conference Recap

This past November, Education Opens Doors joined over one thousand community activists and leaders across the country at the National Facing Race Conference, the largest multiracial, multi-generational conference for racial justice advocates. As a young education nonprofit predominantly serving students of color in the Dallas area, our organization...


Changing the Game at Marsh Middle School

  A teacher at Marsh Middle school reflected on our program’s impact in her classroom, and said we could share her thoughts: “I firmly believe in my heart that the mission of Education Opens Doors is going to change the game for every student across Dallas ISD and, one day, kids all over the country. As …

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Changing the Game at Marsh Middle School

  A teacher at Marsh Middle school reflected on our program’s impact in her classroom, and said we could share her thoughts: “I firmly believe in my heart that the mission of Education Opens Doors is going to change the game for every student across Dallas ISD and, one day, kids all over the country. As …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Gives a Shout-Out

Big Brothers Big Sisters Education Support Specialist, Sherasa Thomas, commented: “Roadmap to Success has proven to be a dependable and comprehensive source of useful information. As I share the book with mentees, I feel confident they are leaving with a tangible resource that reinforces my individual recommendations. In large group settings, I ...


Big Brothers Big Sisters Gives a Shout-Out

Big Brothers Big Sisters Education Support Specialist, Sherasa Thomas, commented: “Roadmap to Success has proven to be a dependable and comprehensive source of useful information. As I share the book with mentees, I feel confident they are leaving with a tangible resource that reinforces my individual recommendations. In large group settings, I ...


Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Students Love Class!

  After day 1 of program implementation at Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, here is a snapshot of what we heard: “The kids were so excited to be learning about this material that they didn’t want to stop to leave class!” –Teacher “I don’t just want a bachelor’s degree… I want a master’s degree!” ...


Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Students Love Class!

  After day 1 of program implementation at Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, here is a snapshot of what we heard: “The kids were so excited to be learning about this material that they didn’t want to stop to leave class!” –Teacher “I don’t just want a bachelor’s degree… I want a master’s degree!” ...


Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Students Love Class!

  After day 1 of program implementation at Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, here is a snapshot of what we heard: “The kids were so excited to be learning about this material that they didn’t want to stop to leave class!” –Teacher “I don’t just want a bachelor’s degree… I want a master’s degree!” ...


Ann Richards Middle School Staff Speaks Up

Ann Richards Middle School staff took a minute to share their feedback with us: “I wish I had something like this when I was in school. Our students need a program like this to help direct their choices before they move onto high school.” -Teacher “Middle school students, especially those in challenging environments, greatly bene...


Ann Richards Middle School Staff Speaks Up

Ann Richards Middle School staff took a minute to share their feedback with us: “I wish I had something like this when I was in school. Our students need a program like this to help direct their choices before they move onto high school.” -Teacher “Middle school students, especially those in challenging environments, greatly bene...


Success Stories

Success Stories keep Education Opens Doors focused on our mission of empowering students to strategically navigate through high school to college.  Teachers and students who share the impact we’ve made motivate and empower us.  They help us see the reality of our mission coming to life. Our ninth graders came to us in 2011 and …


Success Stories

Success Stories keep Education Opens Doors focused on our mission of empowering students to strategically navigate through high school to college.  Teachers and students who share the impact we’ve made motivate and empower us.  They help us see the reality of our mission coming to life. Our ninth graders came to us in 2011 and …


Success Stories

Success Stories keep Education Opens Doors focused on our mission of empowering students to strategically navigate through high school to college.  Teachers and students who share the impact we’ve made motivate and empower us.  They help us see the reality of our mission coming to life. Our ninth graders came to us in 2011 and …

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