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.

We also provide information about events we’re participating in or hosting, so check back here as often as you’d like.

Recent News

Opportunity Rising to Participate in North Texas Giving Day

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 Unveils New Advisory Board for the Opportunity Rising Foundation

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.


Scholar Jazzmeia Horn receives Grammy Nod

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.



Urban Institute: Evaluating the ROI in Higher Education

Policymakers have an increasing amount of new data on how higher education institutions are serving their students. In this article, Kristin Blagg and Erica Blom discuss how this vast availability of information causes policymakers to consider the return on investment in higher education for both state-level taxpayers and individuals. Read Blagg’s and Blom’s article to… Read more »

Beyond the Horizon: Education Helps Alleviate Poverty

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.



Ascend Scholarship Applications Re-open

The Ascend Scholarship re-opens for applications on Monday, January 21, 2019! This scholarship is for returning college students preparing to enter their second year with no lapses in semester. Learn more about this scholarship and review the application on our Scholarships page. 

Summit Scholarships Re-open

The Summit Scholarship re-opens for applications on Monday, January 21, 2019! The Summit Scholarship Award is for college students who are returning to school after a separation of at least two years. For more information and to review the application, please visit our Scholarships page. 


Educational Information Meeting Coming March 2019

DHA families will receive a letter in February 2019 with details of the Educational Information Meeting taking place in March 2019. Be sure to check your mailbox and this website for additional details!  You won’t want to miss this meeting where we will review scholarship and internship programs.