(817) 241-4141 info@orstx.org

Our Story

The Past 10 Years

Clients Served

Service Hours

Communities

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2010

ORS Founded

Dustin & James founded Opportunity Resource Services with the goal of alleviating poverty in rural communities by providing more opportunities for education, access, and exposure for first generation, low income youth.

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2012

ORS Awarded Upward Bound Classic & Upward Bound Math & Science Grants

ORS was awarded their first Upward Bound classic program and Upward Bound Math & Science program funded by the Department of Education. Both programs provide academic support, career mentoring, college advising, and financial aid counseling to at-risk youth.

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2016

ORS Establishes Johnson County Educational Opportunity Center

ORS established the Johnson County Educational Opportunity Center, thanks to funding by the Department of Education. The center serves no less than 1,000 individuals every year, providing college access support, college and financial aid advising, GED preparation, and so much more.

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2017

ORS Awarded New Upward Bound Classic & Upward Bound Math & Science Grants

ORS was awarded two Upward Bound classic programs and two Upward Bound Math & Science programs. One of each were new and the others were renewals. These grants continue to provide academic support, career mentoring, college advising, and financial aid counseling to at-risk youth throughout Johnson County.

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2018

ORS Clarified It’s Vision & Mission

When ORS started the vision was simple: we wanted to bring educational resources to rural Texas communities. This is still part of who we are, but we needed to answer the question, “why?” In 2018, we answered it, and changed our stated vision to A Texas Without Generational Poverty. Our work at ORS is all about fighting generational poverty in Texas. We do this by connecting Texans to higher education & building educated communities. After all, education is the fastest and surest path to prosperity.  

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2020

ORS During COVID-19

Despite the pandemic, ORS staff continued to serve, providing clients access to our full array of educational services. ORS quickly switched to online programing to ensure program continuity.

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2021

ORS Establishes Dallas County Educational Opportunity Center

ORS established the Dallas County Educational Opportunity Center, once again thanks to funding by the Department of Education. This program will serve no less than 850 individuals annually, providing college access support, college and financial aid advising, GED preparation, and so much more.

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2022 & Beyond

ORS Continues to Deliver High Impact Services, and will Establish Additional Youth Programs

Looking to the future, ORS will do what it has always done: build epic partnerships, break new ground, and deliver high impact services. We are as focused on our clients’ success today as we have ever been. Cheers to every individual and community partner who has supported our work and vision of A Texas Without Generational Poverty! 

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817-241-4141

218 S. Ridgeway Dr.
Cleburne, TX 76033

HOURS

Mon-Thurs:
9:00a - 5:30p

Friday: Appointment Only

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