Texans Can Academies: Please welcome our partner, Texans Can Academies, a statewide network of 10 charter schools. These high schools provide structured and nurturing education to students who have struggled in traditional classrooms. With a strong foundation in reading and thinking skills, and a focus on responsibility and good citizenship, students are prepared to succeed in whatever path they choose, whether college, the military, or the professional world. The schools provide a number of programs to help their students graduate and ultimately make empowered decisions about their future: They offer specialized remedial reading, credit recovery for those who have fallen behind, dual credit courses, and on-site child care for young parents. Their Student Transition Coordinators (provided through the PASS Program) counsel students on their post-secondary options through individual guidance, coordinate group activities like job shadowing and college visits, and help students with resumes and applications. We appreciate the space they provide for struggling students in Dallas, and are excited to see their future successes!
Fidelity Investments: We’d like to give a shout-out to Fidelity Investments, one of our generous corporate partners! Fidelity has provided financial consulting and planning to Americans for over 60 years. They strive to exemplify good corporate citizenship, and are dedicated to improving the communities in which they work. Not only do they provide grants and philanthropic support to a number of non-profit organizations and initiatives, they also encourage their employees to volunteer on the ground. Fidelity is particularly committed to working with disadvantaged middle schools, and is currently partnered with TC Marsh here in Dallas. We thank Fidelity for their partnership, and applaud their 30 years of community outreach and support in North Texas!
West Dallas Community Centers: Say hello to West Dallas Community Centers, Inc., a private non-profit that has been impacting the families of West Dallas for over 80 years. Open year-round, their facilities provide a nurturing and inspiring environment for over 600 kids annually. They offer a number of free programs designed to develop the knowledge, skills, self-respect, and positive attitude of their participants: Cultural Expressions, led by local artists, encourages expression and creativity; World Explorers focuses on science, health, and nutrition; Imagine Me a Millionaire encourages youth to practice their math and computer skill and learn about finance and self-sufficiency; We All Read provides specialized literacy and comprehension tutoring; and Positive Directions seeks to prevent truancy and educate about the risks of substance abuse. Together we hope to continue to provide youth with the resources to make healthy choices, excel in the classroom, and be leaders in their communities. Thanks for your decades of dedicated work!