by Robert Miller, The Dallas Morning News, originally published 3/3/14
The Dallas Education Foundation, which works with the philanthropic community to support strategic initiatives in Dallas ISD, has announced that Alliance Data Systems Corp. of Dallas is donating $300,000 to Project: Amplify, an in-school tutoring program. The program engages residents to work with students in 21 DISD schools in South and West Dallas.
“In a region that has been a leader in jobs creation throughout the recent recession, it’s imperative that our public schools produce students with the skills they’ll need to be successful as they continue their education and enter the workforce,” said DISD Superintendent Mike Miles. “We’re delighted that Alliance Data recognized the value of this tutoring program, and we encourage other Dallas-area companies to step forward to support this effort.”
Project: Amplify emphasizes not just academics, but also building relationships with at-risk students to help boost their confidence. Tutoring is done during the school day in small groups and individually, allowing students consistent exposure to a positive relationship.
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