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Announcing Our 2020 Class of Social Innovators

Meet these 10 promising organizations who are tackling challenges in education, income and health in North Texas.
Announcing Our 2020 Class of Social Innovators

Each year, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Social Innovation Accelerator program accepts 10 up-and-coming organizations who are tackling challenges in education, income and health in North Texas. By investing in promising solutions, the program accelerates the impact of these organizations to our community and provides them stability for long-term success.

Meet our 10 new innovators below!

Meet the Innovators

Our 2020 Class of Innovators

Better Block Foundation

Better Block Foundation

The Better Block is launching a workforce development program that teaches students how to use digital fabrication to reshape their communities while earning a living wage.

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Carson's Village

Carson’s Village

Carson’s Village helps families navigate the challenging decisions they face after the sudden death of a loved one.

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EdCor Health

EdCor Health

EdCor Health is working alongside a Southern Dallas community providing access to health and hope over decades of handcuffs that often plague disinvested communities of color.

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County will build a 35-unit townhome development for LMI (low-moderate income) families using shipping containers, which will provide a cost-effective, durable, sustainable, and eco-friendly solution to affordable housing in McKinney, Texas.

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Heart House

Heart House

Heart House’s Calm Ambassadors Training & Consultancy, armed with more than 18 years of experience working with trauma-sensitive refugee children in Vickery Meadow, will provide the framework, curricula and on-the-ground support to partners who seek to employ its unique, culturally-relevant approach to their current work with children and families in crisis.

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Kids-U

Kids-U

Having served low-income students for 16 years with free afterschool tutoring and summer camp programs, Kids-U will now re-purpose thinking about out-of-school time programs to include Pre-K for students ages four and five, who otherwise would not attend a preschool program.

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Southern Dallas Link

Southern Dallas Link

Southern Dallas Link strives to be the link to a better way of life for the people of Dallas through transportation, job readiness, parenting programs, and more.

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The Futures Fund by The Walls Project

The Futures Fund by The Walls Project

The Futures Fund is a youth workforce development and STEAM empowerment program that trains high school students for the jobs of the future.

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Summer Meals

The Home Visit Project

Because we know no significant learning can take place in the absence of a relationship, The Home Visit Project trains teachers to engage and partner with families to build authentic, trusting relationships through home visits to ensure every child is socially, emotionally, and academically successful.

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Trey Athletes

Trey Athletes

Trey Athletes empowers athletes to become lifelong leaders, unlocking their potential to serve as societal changemakers, representative role models, and influential voices for underserved communities.

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