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Pictured from left: Richard Marquez - Texans Can Academies President/CEO; Rudy Oeftering - Chair of the Texans Can Academies Board of Trustees; Gloria Rivera - Director of Human Resources at Pecan Deluxe Candy Co.; Patrick Fuston - Corporate Controller at Pecan Deluxe Candy Co.; Texans Can Academies students employed at Pecan Deluxe Candy Co.; James Ponce - Texans Can Academies Chief of Schools; Louis Salazar - Texans Can Academies Student Adviser

As a strong supporter of Texans Can Academies, Pecan Deluxe Candy Co. has donated $5,000 towards a scholarship, named “Pecan Deluxe Scholarship”, to help students at Texans Can Academies receive a college education.

“Pecan Deluxe Candy Company is honored to partner with Texans Can Academies to support students in their transition from school to employment,” said Pecan Deluxe Candy Company Director for Charitable Donations Cheryl Brigham Fulfer. “This mutually beneficial partnership has allowed Pecan Deluxe to provide expertise and resources to contribute to the mission of Texans Can Academies. In return, Texans Can Academies has provided exceptional candidates for employment which assists us in meeting our business objectives. Developing effective partnerships between schools and businesses can contribute greatly to successful learning and development, as well as enhanced community support and connections. We are excited about this and are looking forward to the continued growth of our partnership.”

Pecan Deluxe Candy Co. is a candy manufacturing company with its corporate office located in Dallas. The company coordinates with Texans Can Academies to offer job opportunities for students at their manufacturing warehouse. Eighteen students from Texans Can Academies - Dallas Oak Cliff are currently employed with the company and work after class.

About Texans Can Academies

Celebrating 31 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can schools are graduating thinkers. Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 13 charter 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. To date, more than 141,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves. For more information, visit: or



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