Project Transformation North Texas

A nonprofit organization

$32,725 raised by 102 donors

94% complete

$35,000 Goal

Project Transformation North Texas (PTNT) was founded in 1998 in Dallas, TX to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Today, over 100 young adults mentor more than 1,000 children and youth, grades 1 - 12 at 10 summer sites and four afterschool sites annually in North Texas. PTNT's programming is designed to remove poverty-related obstacles to academic and social opportunity during the crucial time when children are out of school (afterschool and summer). Utilizing a combination of best practices as well as data-driven decision making, the program encourages healthy development and improves academic success. Through mutual relationships that transform, Project Transformation North Texas is building up the next generation of leaders.

Among the many results we deliver, one of our most significant outcomes is that 97% of the children whom we serve avoid the “summer slide” by maintaining or improving their reading levels during the summer and gain back skills lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


As the founding and largest chapter of a national network, Project Transformation North Texas' mission is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships.


Serve as a homework helper or Reading Buddy today in our Afterschool Program! Contact Marcos Gonzales at to sign up as a community volunteer. Alternatively, make a donation today and indicate you are also interested in volunteering! We will be in touch with you regarding the sign-up process and details.

Your financial support is also greatly appreciated and makes a tangible impact on our programming.

$60 provides 10 books

$120 pays for one month of summer camp

$240 covers supplies for 100 kids

$600 sends 2 high school students on a college tour

$1,000 sponsors one child for a year as they go through our Afterschool and Summer Program

$1,750 sponsors one of our college-aged mentors as they serve in our programs

$5,000 sponsors a summer site for ~100 kids

All donations help ensure the sustainability of our programming. Thank you so much!

Equity Statement

Project Transformation North Texas believes in the equality of all people - as God created all human life, all human life bears God's image, and all human life is intrinsically sacred and beloved by God. This is why we are committed to the work of racial equity. Throughout the history of this country, racism and White supremacy have been woven into the fabric of our society, which has marginalized the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community. We acknowledge systemic racism persists today. Project Transformation North Texas has not been immune to the impact of systemic racism.

PTNT has operated from a White perspective that has sought to fix instead of partner. We have perpetuated harm through not fully including BIPOC community voices, past practices that hindered racially and culturally equitable recruitment, and our failure to promote racial equity within our organization. Our impact and intentions were disconnected. We repent. PTNT commits to being a change agent for racial equity in mutual partnership with our communities. We understand that this is a journey within our organization.

Next steps in our journey are as follows:

1. Increase racial diversity at all levels (i.e. Board members, advisory council, staff, members, volunteers, and community partners) within the organization

- 50% BIPOC representation on the board (2023) and staff (as positions become available)

2. Pursue new partnerships that will enable us to reach additional BIPOC partners (May 2022)

- Dismantle White cultural norms

- Require annual unconscious bias and cultural awareness and humility training for board, staff and volunteers by May 2022

3. Update policies, procedures, trainings, and job descriptions for PTNT to better reflect racial equity by August 2022

- Uplift BIPOC Community voice

- Establish a framework for a Community Council by December 2021 (implementation April 2022) to amplify BIPOC voices in an equitable way through Board of Directors representation

4. Implement racially equitable curriculum

- Commit to a curriculum that is racially equitable and represents communities served (est. Summer 2022)

We envision a world that is rooted in love, pursues the equity of all people, and amplifies God's call on every life.

Organization Data


Organization name

Project Transformation North Texas

Tax id (EIN)




Religion/Spiritual Focus, Youth & Children, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Cooke, Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


4024 Caruth Blvd
Dallas, TX 75225