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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.