Reasoning Mind has been awarded $171,427 in funding to provide its online math curriculum to thousands of Dallas students during the 2013–2014 school year. The grant, which is eligible for annual renewal through 2016, comes as part of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’s community impact process. During the 2013–2014 investment cycle, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas plans to distribute more than $25 million to 161 local organizations.
“United Way is proud to fund programs making measurable strides to improve our community and change lives forever,” said volunteer Bill Morrison, chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Community Impact Council. He added that United Way volunteers chose to invest in Reasoning Mind because it provided one of the best returns on investment.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is committed to breaking the destructive cycles of dropouts, poverty, and poor health in North Texas. Community impact grants directly support the goals of United 2020, a 10-year strategic plan to make meaningful, measurable improvements in the community by the end of the decade. The goals of United 2020 center on the key areas of education, income, and health. To be eligible for a community impact grant, local organizations must meet one or more of these critical needs. Applicants are then vetted in an intensive five-stage process overseen by a panel of volunteers. The most exceptional organizations are selected as United Way service providers and awarded funding to implement their programs locally.
This is the second consecutive year Reasoning Mind has been named a United Way service provider, having received a $150,000 investment last May. In 2012, United Way changed its application cycle to a three-year process, so Reasoning Mind is eligible to receive a similar allotment over each of the next three years. Reasoning Mind’s grant allocation is the second highest in its category, making up nearly 37% of the total math and science investment portfolio. The majority of funding will go to support the Reasoning Mind program in the Dallas Independent School District, where nearly 35,000 students in grades 2–4 are expected to use the curriculum in 2013–2014. Additional grant funds will be used to continue providing Reasoning Mind to students at J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Oak Cliff.
“It is difficult to express how important United Way has been to Reasoning Mind’s success in North Texas. The organization not only provided us with office space when we first entered the region but has also supported our mission through generous and highly strategic community impact grants,” said Diedre Douglas, Reasoning Mind’s Regional Director for North Texas. “We could not be more proud of our partnership with United Way and look forward to accomplishing our collective goal of improving education here in the community.”
About Reasoning Mind
Reasoning Mind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a first-rate mathematics education for every child. Reasoning Mind offers students in grades 2–6 a Web-based, data-driven approach to instruction guided by powerful artificial intelligence that adjusts to each child based on his or her unique needs. Reasoning Mind’s world-class curriculum prepares students for higher-level courses, builds critical thinking skills, and changes the way students think and feel about math.
About United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas offers people and organizations in North Texas highly effective ways to help people change their lives forever. By breaking the cycles of dropouts, poverty, and poor health for hundreds of thousands of people over the next ten years, United Way donors, volunteers, and advocates will create long-term improvements in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, and southern Denton counties. To learn more, please visit UnitedWayDallas.org.