Thank you for your interest in applying to participate in the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and JPMorgan Chase, in partnership with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program.
Please refer to the Participant Overview linked here for additional background and details about the Academy. You can also find a PDF version of the application questions when you follow the link.
The Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy application deadline is Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. Central Time.

The materials for submission include:

1. A completed application submitted online

2. Your resume and/or a link to your LinkedIn page

3. An organizational chart

4. A letter of reference from a supervisor or external collaboration partner

5. Commitment to Participate Form signed by you and your supervisor


If you have any questions about the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, your eligibility to apply, or the application process, please e-mail:

Andrea Glispie

Director, Career Pathways and Pathways to Work

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas


(214) 978-2048


Ashley McIver

Community Philanthropy Officer

Communities Foundation of Texas


(214) 750-4246 


If you experience technical difficulties with the application submission, please e-mail:

Tony Mastria, Digital Communications Associate

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program tony.mastria@aspeninst.org

We are grateful to JPMorgan Chase, the Communities Foundation of Texas, and Pathways to Work, a program of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for supporting this Academy.
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