Dallas County Promise is a coalition of school districts, colleges, universities, employers, and communities that have joined forces to help more Dallas County students complete college and begin careers. If you are a high school senior graduating in 2020 and you attend a high school on the list of participating Dallas County schools, sign up to take the Dallas County Promise Pledge now!
Opportunity Rising, the education foundation for DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, awarded 22 North Texas students with college scholarships at their Opportunity Rising Foundation Scholarship Awards Banquet last night.
DHA introduces six new advisory board leaders for the Opportunity Rising Foundation. The Opportunity Rising Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization founded by DHA in 1997 to provide education-related programs and scholarships for DHA clients and residents.
This is Capital One’s second year of supporting the foundation. “This donation will help fund scholarships for 100 students who are DHA clients this year,” said Troy Broussard, president and CEO of DHA. “Capital One’s contributions are directly impacting the lives of our scholars.” Thank you for helping us Power Success Through Education!
DHA has partnered with the Southwest NAHRO Scholarship Program and the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (TX NAHRO) to provide additional scholarship opportunities to high school seniors. We encourage our clients who are high school graduating seniors to apply for both scholarships. All applications should be submitted to DHA.
On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the 10th annual North Texas Giving Day will give the North Texas community the opportunity to participate in an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community. We welcome you to join the movement of community-wide giving in North Texas by choosing Opportunity Rising Foundation as your donation beneficiary.
DHA (formerly, the Dallas Housing Authority) is honored to announce the new advisory board for the Opportunity Rising Foundation (formerly, the Phoenix Foundation), focused on providing educational opportunities for DHA clients and residents. The board consists of diverse North Texas leaders with expertise in academics, business, community relations, sports and charitable giving.
When you give people the support they need to flourish, they do. We are excited to share that there was a Grammy Nod for one of our legacy foundation scholars! Jazzmeia Horn, a Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts grad, was nominated for best jazz vocal album in 2017.
The Ascend Scholarship is for returning college students with no lapses in semester to help offset some of the cost of the student’s education. Applications for this scholarship are being accepted starting the week of August 6-10.
Dallas, TX—June 18, 2018—After 20 years in service to the community, DHA re-launches its education foundation as Opportunity Rising with a renewed mission, vision, and set of goals to reach more students with educational opportunities.