Skip to main content

Michelle Obama and Educate Texas Inspire Students to "Reach Higher"

April, 10 2019
obama2.PNG

When Michelle Obama's Foundation reached out to Shareea Woods, director of Educate Texas’ newly refreshed Texas College Access Network (TxCAN), offering 100 free tickets to disadvantaged Dallasarea high school students to attend her sold-out Becoming book tour event on December 17 in Dallas, Shareea “jumped at the chance.”

“Our mission is to show all students they can achieve a college education after high school – to aim high and let TxCAN and college access professionals help them achieve their dreams,” added Woods. “Michelle Obama’s ‘Reach Higher’ mission and what she’s achieved in life are a true inspiration, and only drives home the can-do messages we share with students every day.” 

Obama provided tickets to students in hopes they would “see themselves and their future potential in her story and reach higher.” TxCAN partnered with Dallas ISD’s Office of Extended Learning Opportunities to bring students to the tour, and with Half Price Books to donate new copies of her book.

obama.PNG
 
Related Posts

Giving Doesn't Have to be so Hard

Reclaiming the Power of Your "YES!"


At CFT, our goal is to help you understand the ins and outs of charitable giving and think critically about how you give. We know your inbox is overflowing with financial asks and giving opportunities from dozens of worthy organizations and causes. It’s no wonder you’re having trouble giving a joyful and decisive “YES!” or “No, thank you!” to all those charitable requests. Giving doesn’t have to be so hard. CFT can help!

Peer-Education & Philanthropic Planning - a Collaborative Endeavor

Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation to Sponsor CAP® Study Group Program


The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) Study Group Program has provided a collaborative forum that brings professional advisors and nonprofit leaders around the same table to learn about charitable planning and build lasting professional networks. For nearly a decade this peer-learning experience has empowered participants to be more connected to philanthropic resources and help their clients and donors maximize community impact.

$10.2 Million in Grants Awarded from W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Across Education, Health and Public Safety


The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at CFT continues its enhanced pace of grantmaking, bringing the total amount of grant awards in 2019 from the Caruth Fund to $10.2 million across 32 organizations...