Today, on August 29, 2022, The Dallas Foundation announced that 25 nonprofits, including Pasos for Oak Cliff (us), received over 2.5 Million dollars worth of grants.
Pasos was blessed with $25,000 to expand its summer program, The Pasos All Stars Sneaker Engineering Program.
During the summer of 2022, Pasos launched the inaugural Pasos All Stars program with the aid of Dallas College at Mountain View, The Dallas Mavericks, and Uniformity. The goal of the program is to close literacy and math gaps for rising 9th graders who failed to meet on their English and Math STARR test in 8th grade. To motivate the scholars, we synchronized literacy and math with sneaker engineering. Students not only improved their literacy and math skills, but also designed their own sneaker.
With the aid the The Dallas Foundation, we will be able to implement an extension of the Pasos All Stars program into the 2022-2023 school year. We will partner with Dallas College at Mountain View to host Shakeback Saturdays, where we check up on the progress of our scholars in literacy and math, provide tutoring, mentorship, educational field trips, career readiness, and more.
Thank you The Dallas Foundation for your support.
Watch the Pasos All Stars Summer 2022 Highlight Video to learn more.