The Onward and Upward Empowerment Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which operates on the pillars of education, community, and benevolence. Our commitment to our community and other parts of the Dallas area is to enhance citizens’ economic, social, and political awareness.
The foundation’s primary focus is the Alpha Scholars group, students mentored by brothers of Rho Nu Lambda. To date, the foundation and chapter has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships.
We presented the Mark Saunders Education Scholarship in the amount of $500 to Mr. Eliott Ford II, a graduate of Florida A&M University.
Scholarship check presented to the Carrollton Colts youth football team.
The Onward and Upward Empowerment Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote personal, social and academic progress through impactful community programming, scholarship funding and acts of goodwill.
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- The Annual Kenn Manous Alpha Honors Scholarship Gala.
The purpose of the gala is to recognize our annual high school scholarship recipients as well as pay respect to pillars of the community. We have given over $70,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan over the years and provided a platform for community leaders to espouse upon their service in leadership during the gala.
Our goal this year is to increase our scholarship awards and awardees as well as to grow our funding to support our other community initiatives which focus on mentoring and educating our youth.
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- Alpha Scholars mentoring program.
Through this effect we engage with youth minority males between the ages of 12 and 18 with the intent of creating a greater understanding of what is required to be successful in today’s world.
Some of our programs include driving safety, higher education, budgeting, etiquette, social justice, voting and sexual safety. Lesson are organized on modules and presented to the students with discussion.
Alpha Scholars has developed a partnership with The Sober Youth Inc. / Texas Knight Organization and a sponsorship with the Carrolton Colts team. For more information please visit: http://www.rhonulambda1906.org or email@example.com
- Partnership with Karen’s Hands and Panera Bread.
Karen’s Hands is a 501C3 organization that we partner with to provide assistance to families in need. Our organization picks up week donations for Panera Bread and delivers to the Karen’s Hands organization to assist with their week feeding of the homeless. Financial support is also provided to assist with the purchasing of supplies and product. For more information please visit: https://karenhandsministry.org/volunteer
- The Mark Saunders Scholarship.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance for college students that may be experiencing challenges during their current semester. This scholarship is intended for student who are originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Student may also apply if there are currently attending college in the area. A short application is required to apply for this scholarship. Interested students can request and application at: OUEmpowerment@gmail.com or can be uploaded in the Downloads Section below on this page.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make our community better!
Copyright © 2023 Onward and Upward Empowerment Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Onward and Upward Empowerment Foundation is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status (EIN 03-0481225). Donations to Onward and Upward Empowerment Foundation are tax-deductible. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility. A copy of the Onward and Upward Empowerment Foundation determination letter is available upon request.