Dope afterschool programs in Dallas, TX
Big Thought has run out-of-school programming for 30+ years in Dallas, TX and are now building an innovative alternative school with Forth Worth ISD and Big Picture Learning.
Their secret sauce is connecting creativity, social emotional learning, and deep identity work with deep community relationships (that include arts education and juvenile justice interventions).
- Located in Dallas, TX
- They’re a non-profit that is committed to a new way of teaching and learning through project based learning and community advocacy.
- They’re clear that they’re working to close the opportunity gap, not the achievement gap (so unlike more traditional players, they don’t focus on test scores and college as the only answer — what matters to them is real economic mobility and helping kids unlock their creative genius)
- They encourage employees to be extremely flexible and have been known to allow employee movement within their org to bring out a person’s strengths in their work
- They’re members of the URL (Unified Reinvention Lab), which is a curated community of equity-innovation orgs, schools and companies.