Our Focus: Education

Turning dropouts into degrees

In Texas, 9 out of 10 at-risk students who enroll in college find themselves unprepared, underfunded and wind up dropping out. Since 2009, more than 85% of ScholarShot Scholars have earned degrees.

Why Education?

Once Upon a Month

Once Upon a Month provides at-risk children with a free book every month to help them learn to read and foster a love of reading.

Early Childhood Education

We fund programs that lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and provide parents with the tools they need to give their children the best possible start.

Texas Home Visiting Programs

Once Upon a Month

Community Investments

Out-of-School Programs

We provide mentors in after-school and summer programs and recruit hundreds of volunteers to read to, tutor and inspire North Texas students.

Community Investments

Academic Achievement

We encourage academic achievement through STEM initiatives and college and career preparation.

Future Focus Camp

Community Investments

Social Innovation

Through United Way’s GroundFloor program, 
Dallas Teacher Residency brought a new approach to teacher training in North Texas when they introduced a residency program that gives future teachers hands-on experience.

Community Partners

Click for a list of partners we support

Academic Achievement

Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Communities in Schools of North Texas
Communities in Schools, Dallas Region
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Education is Freedom Foundation
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Habitat for Humanity, Greater Garland
Junior Achievement of Dallas
KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth
Mi Escuelita Preschool
National Audubon Society
Plano ISD Education Foundation
REAL School Gardens
Reasoning Mind
Trinity River Mission
Uplift Education
Young Women’s Preparatory Network
Youth With Faces

Early Childhood Education Presented by Alliance Data

Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Catholic Charities of Dallas
Commit!2 Dallas
Dallas Center
Literacy Achieves (formerly VMLC)
Lumin Education
Mi Escuelita Preschool
Open Arms Inc. / Bryan’s House
The Family Place
The Warren Center for Children with Developmental Differences
Voegel Alcove
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Out of School Programs

After-School All-Stars North Texas
Big Thought
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
City Year
Dallas Afterschool
Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
Jubilee Park & Community Center
Project Transformation
Readers 2 Leaders
SMU: The School Zone-West Dallas
Trinity River Mission
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

How Can I Help?