Our Story

Opportunity Resource Services was founded in 2012 with the goal of alleviating poverty in rural communities by providing more opportunities for education, access, and exposure for first generation, low income youth. Our values are still at the heart of everything we do today, as ORS continues to expand our reach to serve more people who are underrepresented in programs of higher education.

Our Vision

A Texas without generational poverty.

Our Mission

Connecting Texans to higher education and building educated communities.

Our values

Access & Exposure

We provide those we serve with access to resources and exposure to new opportunities.

We seek to inspire our clients to reach their goals by providing essential knowledge, teaching them to utilize technology and expanding their worldview

Open & Honest Communication

Communication and transparency with those we serve and other members of the community enables us to build confident in the organization and create lasting relationships.  Both internally and externally, our communication is clear, purposeful and inclusive.

Community Development

We are communit to provide long term invenstments in local communities by providing resources and opportunities for constituents to achieve educational, financial and personal success.  We partner with like minded organization to achieve mutual goals with the highest efficiency and effectiveness.

Achievement & Accountability

We constantly work to prove ourselve, our programs, and the way we work. We set goals and rely on each other. We celebrate our accompliments and learn from failure. We take the lead on projects and work together to drive them to completion.

Collaborative & Creative

A positive and progressive workplace creates opportunites for learning, teamwork, organizational growth and personal fulfilment.  We tackle tough problems together.  We laugh, have fun, and enjoy our work.

our Reach

Read more about what ORS is doing to increase access to education in our communities in North Central Texas.

Our team

Dustin Phillips

Dustin Phillips

Co-Founder & Program Director

Upward Bound Classic

James Jesse

James Jesse

Co-Founder & Program Director

EOC, Upward Bound Math & Science
Erin Dugan

Erin Dugan

Office Manager

All Programs
Hannah Sutton

Hannah Sutton

Assistant Director

Educational Opportunity Center

Ikisha Cross

Ikisha Cross

College Access Advisor

Educational Opportunity Center

Zuleykha Asadova

Zuleykha Asadova

College Access Advisor

Educational Opportunity Center

Robin Mayhew

Robin Mayhew

College Access Advisor

Educational Opportunity Center
Robin Brockinton

Robin Brockinton

Assistant Director

Upward Bound Classic

Joseph Cowan

Joseph Cowan

Program Coordinator

Upward Bound Classic 
Daniel De La Pena

Daniel De La Pena

Program Coordinator

Upward Bound Math & Science

Alyssa Cantu

Alyssa Cantu

Assistant Director

Upward Bound Math & Science

Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller

Program Coordinator

Upward Bound Classic

Maria Guillen

Maria Guillen

Program Coordinator

Upward Bound Math & Science
Chris Klavinski

Chris Klavinski

Communications Coordinator

All Programs
Robin Hardin

Robin Hardin

Office Support

All Programs
Adrian Carroll

Adrian Carroll

Office Support

All Programs

Our board

Dustin Phillips

Dustin Phillips

President of the Board of Directors

Co-Founder & Director Upward Bound

James Jesse

James Jesse

Vice President of the Board of Directors

Co-Founder & Program Director
EOC & Upward Bound Math and Science

Kelly Shearrer

Kelly Shearrer

Secretary & Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Vice President Reimbursement & Revenue Assurance
Encompass Home Health
Eric Valdez

Eric Valdez

At Large Board Member

Software Development Manager

Jason Norman

Jason Norman

At Large Board Member

Director of P-16 Career Pathways & Dual Credit
Amarillo College
James Villegas

James Villegas

At Large Board Member

Senior Programmer

Peggy McCready

Peggy McCready

At Large Board Member

Realtor
Alexander Chandler Realty
Tara Bertram

Tara Bertram

At Large Board Member

Physicians Assistant
John Peter Smith Physician Group

Hear our stories!

CONTACT

(817) 224-2248

218 S. Ridgeway Dr.
Cleburne, TX 76033

HOURS

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

Fri:
9:00a - 12:00p