Delia Jasso – Texans Can – Employees Scholarship Fund

The staff of all 13 Texans Can Academies campuses, along with Corporate staff, are joining together to donate money to fund college scholarships for graduating senior students. We will be on your campus soon to kick-off the Delia Jasso Texans Can Employees Scholarship Fund campaign. The staff of each campus will donate funds that will benefit students from their own campus.

 

 


About Delia Jasso Delia D. Jasso, a lifelong resident of Dallas, where she was born and reared, was elected to the Dallas City Council

in June 2009 to represent District 1. She was re-elected in May 2011 to continue representing District 1. She was the Senior Director of Community Relations at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, 2013-2015. She currently runs a Consulting business.2002-2017. She served on the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board and In 2005, was elected Vice President of the Board by the Dallas City Council. Delia was the Chairwoman of the Board of Texans Can Academies and has held this position from 2008 to 2017 which has grown to 13 campuses in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Ft. Worth, and Houston graduating over 130 thousand students of which 95% are economically disadvantaged.

She has hosted and is a proud donor to many SMU Hispanic events as well as hosting the SMU Homecoming Hispanic Alumni Reception for four years. She created the anti- graffiti symposium, the Dallas Loves Animals committee, and the Dallas LGBT task force while on the council. Her district included Bishop Arts and sponsored re-development from 2009-2013 including the Streetcar to Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts. Delia graduated from Skyline High School in Dallas and attended Sunset High School and went on to study Journalism at Southern Methodist University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Awards: Texas Can! “Mother of the Year” award in 2008, 2010 Public Servant of the Year by the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, She is a 2011 Maura Award winner for Women Helping Women given by the Dallas Women’s Museum, Red Ribbon Award in 2011 by Aids Arms , Oak Cliff Merchants award in 2011, TX Diversity Council 2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, She served on the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater Dallas Planning Council of Dallas Board, SMU Hispanic Distinguished Alumni Award 2013, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2013 La Cima award recipient, Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award.

She is currently the incoming chair (2018) of the Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is a tri-Chair of Friends of Dallas Parks, Gala Co-Chair of Cara Mia Theatre, Board member of the Latino Cultural Center and member of the Methodist Hospital Advisory Committee. She is the proud founding director of the recently launched UTA/DART Transportation Leadership Academy.

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