Giving the Gift of Hope to Families and Children in Dallas, TX - Good360

Giving the Gift of Hope to Families and Children in Dallas, TX

Organization: Transcend STEM Education
Lives Impacted: 500
Website: http://transcendstem.org  

 As Told to Good360 by Transcend Stem Education 

Transcend STEM Education located in Dallas, TX provides STEM based extracurricular activities, STEMbased workforce development, skillbuilding courses and career training certifications to residents in the area. Through corporate partnerships, Transcend STEM Education also provides job referrals/placements, apprenticeships and internships to build capacity, teach soft skills and provide entrepreneurial guidance for adults and children looking to expand their skills. One of our main areas of focus is the at-risk populations and their lack of resources within the school system. By actively preparing and engaging them through innovative, robust and futuristic programs we continue to impact hundreds of lives in 3 main ways: providing gently used donated items to those in need, teaching families how to budget, and providing seasonal donations for families in the area. 

Thank you to Good360 we made a tremendous impact in 2018 with our CSBG Poverty Alleviation Program primarily serving families below federal poverty level. Our distribution events usually include stuffed boxes with toys, clothing, makeup, hygiene products, water filters, backpacks, and school supplies to distribute to families in need throughout the area. For our Christmas “stocking stuffers” this year we worked with other nonprofits, churches and organizations located in the area to impact several hundred families with apparel and beauty donations and allowed families to come and pick up necessities for Christmas. One of our recipients, Jessica, received one full bag from our office of goods for her family of five kids and she could not express her gratitude enough. She was in tears because she had nothing for herself and her family for Christmas. Thank you Good360 and all the donors that helped make this happen. 

Shari Rudolph
Shari Rudolph
shari@good360.org

Shari Rudolph is Chief Marketing Officer of Good360 and is an accomplished retail, digital commerce and media executive with a strong track record of building audience, revenue and brands. Shari’s previous experience includes management consulting as well as various executive and leadership roles at both start-ups and large media and retail e-commerce companies in Southern California, New York and Silicon Valley. She is also an adjunct professor teaching classes in marketing, advertising and entrepreneurial studies and she earned her MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.