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Dallas Housing Authority’s Opportunity Rising Foundation Receives Community-Wide Support for Educational Scholarships Supporting Low-Income Scholars

October 10, 2018

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 10, 2018--Opportunity Rising Foundation, a non-profit founded by the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) that provides educational scholarships for DHA clients, announced a new donation today from GivingX100 and highlights its key supporters from the community.

GivingX100 is a Frisco-based group that raises money to support local North Texas charities. The goal of GivingX100 is to bring together at least 100 men from the local community to each donate at least $100 to a nominated non-profit, hence the name GivingX100. The result is not $100 for the selected organization, but $10,000 or more.

GivingX100 has donated $20,000 to the Opportunity Rising Foundation, which will go directly to fund educational scholarships. DHA’s goal is to award 100 scholarships to its clients who are pursuing their education.

“Opportunity Rising was founded on the belief that education is key to ending poverty – a mission that GivingX100 is honored to support,” says Tim Frost, founder of GivingX100. “DHA provides housing and supportive resources to more than 60,000 North Texans – the majority of which are families with school-aged children. We look forward to helping DHA and Opportunity Rising further their mission to power success through education.”

“Seventy-one percent of our scholars are first-generation college students; seventy-six percent no longer receive government assistance; and 77 percent are currently employed,” shares Troy Broussard, DHA president and chief executive officer. “We are extremely grateful for GivingX100’s support of the Opportunity Rising Foundation’s mission to help lift low-income families out of poverty.”

The Opportunity Rising Foundation is funded by donations and does not utilize any federal funds. DHA and the foundation would also like to highlight the other community supporters who make each scholarship possible:

To learn more about the foundation and how you can get involved, please visit: https://opportunityrisingfoundation.org/.

About the Opportunity Rising Foundation

We help the families we serve rise to their full potential through continuous learning, job training, and education. We provide scholarships, financial assistance, mentorship and learning opportunities for our clients who are preparing to enter college, technical school, vocational school or want to learn a new skill. Since 1997, Opportunity Rising has awarded more than 1,100 scholarships to DHA residents. For more information, please visit https://opportunityrisingfoundation.org/.

About the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA)

DHA provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs across North Texas. The agency aims to create opportunities for program participants to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence. DHA provides housing opportunities to 60,000 people through public housing developments and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs. It is the 8th largest public housing agency in the nation and manages the 4th largest Housing Choice Voucher program. For more information, please visit www.dhantx.com.

About GivingX100

GivingX100 is an organization of nearly 100 male members who meet on a quarterly basis with each member pledging to give $100 per meeting, thus the “X 100” title to their club. They provide an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about North Texas non-profits and vote on organizations that they would like to support through financial donations. They come together as a group to help generate a more meaningful and immediate contribution to aid local charities. For more information, please visit http://www.givingx100.com/.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY PHILANTHROPY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSUMER FOUNDATION FUND RAISING MEN

SOURCE: Dallas Housing Authority

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