North Texas Ford Dealers Provide State-of-the-Art Educational Tools to KIPP Dallas-Forth Worth

North Texas Ford Dealers’ funding offers students at KIPP Truth Academy access to essential technology necessary for a successful future
Nov 19, 2014 5:05 PM ET
Campaign: EducationAd
North Texas Ford Dealers’ funding offers students at KIPP Truth Academy access to essential technology necessary for a successful future.

November 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - North Texas Ford Dealers have partnered with CBS EcoMedia to provide KIPP Truth Academy students critical educational tools needed to support literacy and math programs and enhance college readiness. This funding will help level the playing field by offering students access to the same caliber learning environment as their Dallas college preparatory peers.

KIPP DFW, a high-performing charter school network serving low-income areas in southern Dallas, was established in 2003 with the founding of its flagship middle school, KIPP Truth Academy. The school currently serves nearly 450 students in grades 5-8, 96 percent of whom qualify for free and reduced priced meals, a traditional indicator of poverty. 

North Texas Ford Dealer’s financial support will enable the school to purchase best-in-class hardware and software infrastructure, such as Google Chromebooks, and help the school integrate technology more seamlessly into the instructional day. Support will reduce student-to-teacher ratio and allow teachers to create small group settings where learning can be personalized based on the students’ particular achievement level. This model of blended learning offers students a better chance at developing the literacy and math skills necessary to succeed in top-tier high schools and colleges.

The funding from North Texas Ford Dealers will impact the nearly 450 students at KIPP Truth Academy.

“Ford is committed to the youth of America, and we believe the partnership at KIPP DFW Truth Academy is an important way the North Texas Ford Dealers can support our local community,” said Chaz Gilmore, the group’s chairman.

To celebrate this innovative partnership, North Texas Ford Dealer representatives took a tour of KIPP Truth Academy, led by KIPP students, which culminated with a classroom observation of students interacting with the newly funded technology. Hosts included KIPP Truth Academy School Leader Michael Horne among other KIPP DFW representatives.

“Our mission at KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth is to provide children in southern Dallas with a free, rigorous, high quality education that offers the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to thrive in school, college and the competitive world beyond,” said Horne. “Thanks to North Texas Ford Dealers and their generous contribution to fund technology through CBS EcoMedia, our students now have access to state-of-the-art learning tools, further preparing them for college and reaching their full potential.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with North Texas Ford and KIPP DFW to put state-of-the-art technology into the hands of bright young minds,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia Inc. “The financial support provided through our EducationAd program ensures that students at KIPP Truth Academy have the tools necessary to develop the skills needed in today’s world.”


About North Texas Ford Dealers
The North Texas Ford Dealer group represents more than 50 dealerships and their employees in 31 counties across North Texas.

KIPP DFW is part of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of 162 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving more than 55,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP DFW is currently comprised of two public charter schools serving elementary and middle school students within its charter area of 16 zip codes in the southern Dallas region, and is amidst a growth plan that will result in a total of ten schools providing quality education options to 5,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the most underserved Dallas-Fort Worth communities by 2021. With high expectations for students and an extended school day and year, KIPP DFW builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. For more information, visit

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.  Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.