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.
If you’re interested in what’s happening at the foundation, the most recent stories from our scholars, and insights into education trends and issues – you’re in the right place.
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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.
We are inspired by the insight and experience of Rita Pearson – a teacher for 40 years. In this TEDTalk, Rita highlights the essential truth – that every kid needs a champion. Opportunity Rising gives us all a chance to be the champion for the kids in our community.
Education is an investment. While some are not able to make a financial investment in education, it is an investment that has proven to pay itself off. According to “The Demographics of Wealth,” the cycle of poverty can be broken with more education after high school.