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A Message from our CEO, Dustin Phillips
I am thrilled to share with you the incredible accomplishments and challenges faced by ORS in 2022. Our team members continued to rise to the occasion and overcome obstacles, providing services to over 3,000 at-risk youth and adults in Dallas, Johnson, and Tarrant counties through nine federally funded programs and two AmeriCorps Vista programs.

We remain dedicated to expanding our programming and services as we look to the future. In 2023, we will emphasize meeting our client’s mental health needs, expand our presence in area correctional facilities, and provide more services to formerly incarcerated individuals. We are also updating our three-year strategic plan and are preparing to add end-to-end services for current clients.

None of this would be possible without the support and encouragement of our stakeholders, supporters, and clients. Your hard work, advocacy, and generosity help us continue to deepen our community impact and work toward our vision of a Texas without generational poverty.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to ORS and the people we serve. We look forward to another year of exciting and impactful work together.


Dustin Phillips

People Served in 2022

Financial Aid Applications

College Applications Completed

Dollars in Scholarships and Grants Secured!

Pre-College Program Student Engagement
Preparing our high school students for college is far more involved than filling out a few college applications. In 2022 our students received more than 28,000 hours of combined services that included tutoring, career exploration, college tours, stem activities, cultural field trips, TSI testing, mental health workshops, classroom instruction, and more.

2022 saw the largest attended 6-week summer program in ORS Pre-College program history. 180 students from Alvarado, Keene, Rio Vista, and Venus high schools attended college-style courses in Math, Science, Language Arts, & Civics. Students also experienced college life by living in the dorms for three days, participating in intramural-esque sports, financial literacy workshops, and many other first-year activities often experienced by collegegoers.

Educational Opportunity Center High Impact Services
2022 has presented challenges and accomplishments for our Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) programs. Our newly launched EOC programs in Dallas and Tarrant Counties successfully completed their first full year, while our EOC program in Johnson County marked its sixth year of operation. Our dedicated EOC teams have relentlessly tried to ensure access to various higher education opportunities and establish strong collaborations with organizations throughout the DFW metroplex.

From financial literacy & career information to admission applications and academic counseling, our EOC team provides a whole gamut of services to help clients succeed in higher education. Our services allow our clients to create a foundation for their future.

People love what we do. Learn more about our impact!