What is Dallas ACAP?
Dallas ACAP (Accounting Career Awareness Program) is a weeklong residency program for ethnic minority high school students who are interested in going to college and majoring in accounting or other business-related disciplines. Dallas ACAP is sponsored by the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) and is hosted on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX. NABA's National Office is in Greenbelt, MD. Dallas ACAP is one of 20 ACAP chapters operating in various U.S. cities.
Dallas ACAP provides hands-on learning experiences, enhanced with a tour of major corporations. A series of classes will introduce students to accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as shared business experiences and tips for success from professional business leaders through a series of classes, corporate tours, and targeted events.
Dallas ACAP 2016 will be held on the campus of SMU during the week June 12-17, 2016. See Calendar of Events.
What are the Goals?
Dallas ACAP's goals:
*To motivate and to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups to attend college and major in accounting;
*To increase college enrollment of these particular ethnic groups;
*To serve as students' pipeline to college, the accounting profession, and ultimately into our business community;
*To provide an educational and enrichment experience that will provide the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.
What is the Success Rate?
Approximately 80% of Dallas ACAP students go on to college and major in accounting or other business-related disciplines. The other 20% are undecided or major in other disciplines. Click here for the student demographics over the years. See the Alumni page for other success stories.
What is the Cost?
Dallas ACAP is free to the students; however, we estimate the cost to approximate $1,100 per student. If you wish to financially support Dallas ACAP 2016 or future ACAP programs, please see the 2016 Dallas ACAP Corporate Prospectus and/or complete the Dallas ACAP Financial Support Form.
Is There More?
--Click here for ACAP 2015 Closing Banquet Program
--Click here for Dallas ACAP Flyer.
--Click here for an ACAP Presentation
Who are the Contacts?
Nora O'Garro serves as the Director of Dallas ACAP; Odell L. Brown, CIA, CPA, PHR serves as Executive Director of Dallas ACAP. Nora and Odell have been involved in Dallas ACAP's existence since its inception in June 2001.
Dallas ACAP Program Features