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Texans Can Academy - Project Prom 2019 Formal wear donations being dropped off at Texans Can Academy - Dallas Oak Cliff. Donations will be accepted at the campus through April 22, 2019.

High schools all over the nation will be kicking off prom season in a few short weeks. While Texans Can Academy students will also celebrate, many of them cannot afford the attire that is a special part of the widespread tradition.

Calling the effort “Project Prom”, the development team for Dallas-area campuses is asking the community to support students by donating gently used men’s and women’s formal wear. Donations of prom dresses, suits, dress shirts, jewelry, ties and dress shoes will be accepted at Texans Can Academy - Dallas Oak Cliff through April 22, 2019. Tax-deductible prom apparel can be dropped off at the Dallas Oak Cliff campus, located at 325 W. 12th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208.

“Senior students look forward to prom every year and we deeply appreciate the community’s involvement in making sure each student has something special to wear,” said Richard Marquez, CEO and president of Texans Can Academies. “We strive to be a value-added organization for students both at school and away from school, and we are very grateful for the donations and support from the community.”

Because over 83% of Texans Can Academy students and their families live in poverty, every single donation will make a student’s prom dreams come true. Donations will be available for students in need of prom attire this year at all six Dallas-area Texans Can Academy campuses.

For more information and to make a donation, please contact Dallas Development Director, Felicia Gummi, at 214-882-7949 or fgummi@texanscan.org.

Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 14 dropout prevention and recovery schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.  The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. Texans Can Academies offers students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). To date, more than 151,883 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. For more information, please visit www.texanscan.org

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