(817) 241-4141 info@orstx.org

Our Mission

To connect Texans to higher education and build educated communities.

We believe education is the surest path out of poverty.

65% of all newly created jobs require some form of education or training after high school. The unemployment rate for high school graduates is nearly four times higher than for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree.

our approach

Increased Access

Our programs strive to expose participants to the wealth of options that are available within postsecondary education, whether it be trade or industry certification, or a four-year degree. 

Individualized Mentoring

The one-on-one mentoring that our participants receive makes ORS unique. We walk our students through the process for postsecondary enrollment step by step.

Application Assistance

At ORS, we strive to eliminate barriers to higher education. Participants in our programs receive guided and skilled assistance with completing complex forms, such as college applications and the FAFSA.

Expert Knowledge

ORS team members endeavor to maintain the level of expertise needed to make the transition to postsecondary education seamless for our students. 

Financial Resources

A lack of financial literacy is a significant barrier to higher education. We ensure our participants understand the types of financial aid available and provide additional resources.

Community Based

Because we are rooted in the DFW metroplex, our services and expertise are tailored to the needs of North Texas. 

Participants Served In 2022

College Applications Completed

Financial Aid Applications

Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides counseling and application assistance to any qualified participants interested in pursuing higher education. Higher education can be college, university, a trade school program, or any other training after the completion of high school or the GED. The EOC advisors are higher education advocates for our participants.

Upward Bound Classic

Classic Upward Bound (UB) is a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Upward Bound Math & Science

Upward Bound Math & Science is a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to support them as they pursue post-secondary enrollment in degree programs for STEM professions.

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214 S. Ridgeway Dr.
Cleburne, TX 76033


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