Dallas ACAP was established in June 2001. Since inception, over 800 students have graduated from the program as of June 2018.
Dallas ACAP Week 2019 is June 9 - 14, 2019. The application period is January 1 - March 31, 2019. Thus, the 2019 Application process is now closed.
What is Dallas ACAP?
Dallas ACAP 2019 will be held on the campus of Southern Methodist University June 9 - 14, 2019. Our goal is 60 students.
On the national level, ACAP began in 1980 when NABA (the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.) recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other minorities towards the accounting and finance professions. Recognizing that preparation for a professional career begins in junior and senior high school, NABA designed a pilot program that would be informative, yet go beyond words. The result was the development of an on-site, interactive enrichment program.
NABA's National Office is in Greenbelt, MD. Dallas ACAP is one of over 20 ACAP chapters operating in various U.S. cities. See the list of other ACAP chapters at http://www.nabainc.org/acap.
What are the Goals and Benefits?
The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups.
There are educational and personal development benefits to attending ACAP. Some of the benefits include:
*Attend technical sessions to learn more about accounting and finance as a course of study
*Meet and hear from a panel of accounting and finance professionals from local accounting firms and corporations
*Participate in corporate visits and network with corporate executives
*Learn the requirements of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the importance of having a CPA certification
*Network, make new friends and develop personal skills in a real-life college setting
*Join the ACAP Alumni Association to keep in contact with former ACAP students
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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 $1,200 per student. If you wish to financially support future Dallas ACAP programs, please see the 2019 Dallas ACAP Corporate Prospectus. Click here.
Is There More?
--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.