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  1. National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter& Southern Methodist University 2014 Accounting Career Awareness Program Final Report

  2. 2014 Dallas ACAPSummary Report

  3. Dallas ACAP 2014—Executive Summary • ACAP Director: Maria Bean, CPA • ACAP Executive Director: Odell L. Brown, CIA, CPA, PHR • ACAP Fundraising Chair: Nora O’Garro • Dallas ACAP’s Existence: Since 2001 • ACAP Week: June 8 – 13, 2014 • Host School: SMU • # Students this Year: 40 • Gender: • Males: 11 • Females: 29 • Ethnicity: • African American: 24 • Asian: 1 • Caucasian: 1 • Hispanic: 14 • # Students since inception in 2001: 608 • # Administrators: 3 • # Counselors: 7 • # Volunteers: Approximately 50 • # High Schools Represented: 19 • Scholarship Dollars Awarded: $2,000 • Other Monetary Awards: $1,185 • Overall ACAP Evaluation, Students: ACAP Exceeded Expectations • Funding Dollars: Approximately $48,000 • # Financial Supporters: • Companies & Organizations: 12 • Individuals & Parents: 25 • # Alumni Attended: Approximately 15 • Dallas ACAP Board of Directors: • Maria Bean, CPA • Odell Brown, CIA, CPA, PHR • Kelvin Bryant • Angela Dunlap, CPA • Michael Guidry • Colin O’Garro • Nora O’Garro • Fred Ross, CPA • Danica Williams, CPA

  4. Executive Summary, Continued • Major Stakeholders: • Corporate Partners • High School Students • University/High School Supporters • Other Professional Organizations with similar mission • NABA (local, regional, national) • Churches; Community at Large • Marketing Strategy/Methods: • Promotional Videos • Social Media: • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • YouTube • LinkedIn • Dallas ACAP Website (www.dallasacap.com) • Word-of-Mouth • Career Days • Community Events • Benefits to Students: • Development of Soft Skills • Time Management Strategies • Tiered, Targeted Curriculum • Goal Setting • Career Awareness & Planning • Personal Branding • Role Models/Mentors • Benefits to Corporate Partners: • Identification of Students for Recruiting & Hiring • Increased Exposure of Employer Source • Opportunity for Providing Community Service • Opportunity for Professional and Personal Growth and Development of its Employees

  5. Dallas ACAP Goals • To increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting or business-related disciplines (accounting, finance, information technology, economics, business management, marketing, entrepreneurship, etc.) • To increase college enrollment of these particular ethnic groups • To provide a pipeline program for directing these students to the accounting/business profession

  6. ACAP Website: www.dallasacap.com Informative • Detailed Information on ACAP and what we’re trying to accomplish each day of ACAP Week • Schedule of Activities • Rooms, venues, driving directions • Success Stories of Dallas ACAP Alumni • Diversity Perspective • Visual Aids (Videos, Pictures, Templates, How-to Guides, etc.) • Marketing Information (facilitates the ACAP Ambassador) • Opportunities to Volunteer; Opportunities to contribute financially • Gives the student the ability to respond online (submission, blogs, etc.) • It’s a trailblazing initiative within the NABA Family (Dallas ACAP is a premiere ACAP Chapter) Resources (before, during, and after ACAP Week) • College Admissions and Financial Aid • Informative on the Accounting Profession

  7. ACAP 2014 Demographics

  8. Yearly Breakdown by Class & Gender

  9. High Schools Represented • Balch Springs Christian Academy • Bishop Dunne High School • Caddo Parish Magnet High School (Louisiana) • Cedar Hill Collegiate High School • Cedar Hill High School • DeSoto High School • Euless Trinity High School • Legacy Christian Academy (Frisco, TX) • Life School Oak Cliff • Martin High School • Mesquite High School • Rowlett High School • School of Business & Management (Townview) • School of Social Services Magnet (Townview) • South Grand Prairie High School • Sunnyvale High School • Uplift Peak Preparatory • Waubonsie Valley High School (Illinois) • Woodrow Wilson High School

  10. ACAP 2014 Evaluation: Students

  11. Overall Evaluation: Key Success Criteria

  12. 2014 Dallas ACAPDetailed Report

  13. What is ACAP? Dallas ACAP Success Stories • Partial Listing: • 608 students have graduated since inception in 2001 • Range of class size -- 20 students to 62 students • Average GPA approximates 3.4 • Repeat students each year (stay in pipeline) • Scholarship dollars awarded each year, $2,000-$5,000 • Students come from approximately 30 different high schools • Former ACAP students have served as Counselors • Participants include siblings and NABA member children • Approximately 80% of ACAP graduates major in business • Dallas ACAP is a premier NABA program • Dallas ACAP was held on the following campuses: UNT (2001); TWU (2002 and 2003); SMU (2004 – Present); UTD & SMU (2011 & 2012). • ACAP is a career development program designed by NABA for minority high school students at all grade levels. • During a week-long residency camp, a select group of students explore careers in accounting and business. ACAP steers students toward these vocations and guides them through career decisions. • The program is fully supervised, all-expenses paid (no cost to selected students),supported by donations from leading business professionals and grants from a number of NABA corporate partners. • Students selected for ACAP receive free tuition, room and board, books, materials, tours, and mentoring. Candidates must complete an application, obtain personal references, and write an essay. Students will also compete for scholarships. • 2014 Key Dates: • September/October 2013 Initial High School Visits, Marketing • February 2014 High School Visits; Revisits • April 14, 2014 Deadline for Applications • April 30 Screening of Student Applications • April 26, May 3, 2014 Student Interviews • May 17, 2014 Notification of Student Acceptance • May 24, 2014 Student/Parent Orientation • June 8 – 13, 2014 ACAP Week 2014 Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) For additional information on ACAP, go to the Dallas ACAP website: www.dallasacap.com. The Dallas ACAP address is Dallas ACAP, P.O. Box 88, Frisco, TX 75034. The ACAP Director is Maria Bean, CPA. You many contact her at dfwacap2013@yahoo.com or at 214-529-1834. The Executive Director is Odell Brown, CIA, CPA, PHR. You may contact him at odellbrown72@gmail.com or at 214-212-9374.

  14. High School College • Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)*: • Introduction to Careers in Accounting & Business • Exposure to College Life • Exposure to Accounting Professionals • Corporate Tour • Networking Opportunities • Working in Teams • Mentoring Opportunities • Scholarship Dollars • Interactions with other High School Students • Targeted Curriculum • NABA Student Chapter*: • Internships/Job Opportunities • Interviews & Interviewing Skills Workshops • Exposure to Accounting & Business Careers • Exposure to Accounting Professionals • Mentoring Opportunities • Scholarship Dollars • Interactions with other college students • Seminars and Workshops Accounting…For All Seasons of Your Life Professional • NABA Professional Chapter Member: • Career Opportunities in Accounting and Business • Exposure to the Big 4 Accounting Firms • Exposure to Seasoned Business Professionals • Mentoring Opportunities • Exposure to various industries and working environments • Advancement Opportunities at various levels within the firms/corporations • Consideration for positions on corporate and non-profit boards • Unlimited opportunities in technical and skills training • Networking Opportunities *Program or activity sponsored by the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA). For additional information on NABA, go to the following websites: www.nabainc.org (National); www.nabadfw.org (DFW Chapter of NABA); www.dallasacap.com for ACAP application , scholarship application, etc. You may also contact Dallas ACAP at P.O. Box 88, Frisco, TX, TX 75034.

  15. Student Applications Submitted (Feb 1 – Apr 14) Interviews Scheduled (Apr 30) Applications Reviewed (Apr 14- 30) Step 2: Applications and other paperwork are reviewed for completeness, accuracy, etc. Students are notified of incomplete paperwork; follow up is done. ACAP 2014 Student Selections ProcessTargeted Audience: High School Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors Step 1: Students submit application, essay, reference letters and transcript by deadline date as directed. Step 3: Students who meet established criteria and completed paperwork are scheduled for interviews. Students are notified of status by phone. ACAP Week (June 8 - 13) Interviews Conducted (April 26; May 3) Step 7: Students participate in ACAP Week. Step 4: Students are interviewed; parents are briefed of interviewing process. Optional interview dates are communicated and confirmed. Students/Parents Orientation (May 24) Students Selected & Notified (May 16) Step 5: Students are selected and notified of their acceptance or rejection. Step 6: Students and parents are invited to the Students/Parents Orientation.

  16. ACAP Student Roster

  17. Student Roster: Graduating Seniors

  18. ACAP Roadmap

  19. ACAP Week Curriculum • Sunday • Student Check-In • Opening Reception • Get-Acquainted Session • Pros & Cons of Social Media • Group Project Overview • Business Institute Expectations • Monday • Planning for College • Business Institute for Graduating Seniors • Campus Tour • Admissions & Financial Aid • Personal Branding • Executive Roundtable/Dinner • Alumni Night • Tuesday • Careers in Business Panel • Computer Lab: Group Project • Financial Literacy • Young Professionals Panel • Scholarship Interviews • Talk Back: Keeping It Real • Wednesday • Computer Lab: Group Project • Corporate Tour • Social Outing • Group Project • Thursday • Computer Lab: Group Project • ACAP Evaluation • Student Voting (Awards) • Group Presentation Rehearsal • Talent Show Rehearsal • Group Project Presentations • Talent Show • Friday • Student/Counselor Check-Out • Closing Luncheon

  20. ACAP Week Curriculum, Continued

  21. Student Check-In

  22. Opening Reception

  23. Get-Acquainted Session

  24. Executive Roundtable/Dinner

  25. Alumni Night

  26. Corporate Tour: Mayor’s Office, City of Dallas

  27. Social Outing: Dave & Buster’s

  28. Group Project Requirements Create a Business Plan • The name of your business • Mission Statement • A description of your product or service • Why are you thinking of starting this company? • How do you intend to produce this product or service? • How much will the product(s) or service(s) cost? • When would you expect to launch? • Develop a slogan or jingle for your product or service Create a Marketing Strategy • Description of prospective customers, target markets, growth prospects, competitors • Benefits of your products and services • How you will market your products or services (e.g., advertising, Internet, direct marketing) Prepare Financial Statements • Projected Balance Sheet • Projected Income Statement Presentation • PowerPoint • 5-7 Minutes

  29. Computer Lab: Group Project

  30. Group Project Winners • Lauren Brown • Amaya Clark • Howard Johnson IV • Esmeralda Miguel • Stephen Moore • Lauren Mora • Maia Urista • Kim Jones, Counselor

  31. Talent Show Winner Tahjinae Jackson

  32. Talent Show Contestants Talent Show Guest: Elisabeth Johnson, ACAP Counselor

  33. Judges

  34. Some Candid Shots For more pictures, click on the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zwc3xobm2m5204/ACAAP2014-Pics.zip

  35. Closing Luncheon Speaker Reginald (Reggie ) Carter

  36. Closing Luncheon

  37. Closing Luncheon, Continued

  38. Scholarship Winners ($500 each) Jaylyn Winters; Angel Caston; Simi Deleawe; Wendon Blair

  39. Special Award Winners Laura Mora; Jaime Meza; Simi Deleawe

  40. Special Award Winners, Continued Julio Gonzalez; Isabel Cabato; Chanel Hargrove; Joshua Harris; Kaylyn Shepherd

  41. Top Male & Female Winners Howard Johnson IV; Terryca Jones

  42. Top Male & Female Counselors Gerald Burnett; Keisha Montgomery

  43. ACAP Director Maria Bean, CPA

  44. ACAP Executive Director Odell L. Brown, CIA,CPA, PHR

  45. ACAP Counselors

  46. ACAP 2014 Financial Supporters (Companies & Organizations) • SMU • Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church • Grant Thornton • PricewaterhouseCoopers • Ernst & Young • Raytheon • Texas Society of CPAs • Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of NABA • NABA Western Region • Accenture (New) • Campisi’s (New) • Pokeyo’s (New)

  47. ACAP 2014 Financial Supporters (Circle of Influence—Individuals & Parents)* • Anansa Bailey • A.L. Bean & Company • Odell Brown (MPrints) • Kelvin Bryant • Reginald Carter • CaSandraCaston • Andrea Collier • Mr. & Mrs. Travis Cook • Patricia Davis • Chancler & LaticiaEncalade • Amanda Finney • Byron Fitts • Jacqueline Harris • Juanita Harris • Mike Johnson • Anthony McNeal • Colin & Nora O’Garro • Stephanie Overstreet • Joneice Preston • Ophelia Robertson • AloniaSchexnayder • Emma Walker • Brenda Williams • Danica Williams • Marlon Williams *New concept in 2014

  48. Dallas ACAP 2015: Some Key Dates • Application Period: January 1 – April 18, 2015 • ACAP Interviews: May 23rd; May 30th • Students/Parents Orientation: June 6, 2015 • Dallas ACAP Week: June 21-26, 2015

  49. Career Awareness & Development: Targeted Coaching & Mentoring Career Transitions Resources Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP); see www.dallasacap.com Human Development Adjunct College Professor College Internship Program Education & Certifications: Master’s in Professional Counseling Harvard Business School (Executive Leadership Development ) Master’s in Human Resources & Training Bachelor’s in Accounting Certifications: CIA, CPA, PHR MPrints P.O Box 380426 Duncanville, TX 75138 Cell: 214-212-9374 Email: odellbrown72@gmail.com Website: www.mprints.us Odell L. Brown At-A-Glance • Accounting & Auditing: • Accounting Adjunct College Professor • VP--Financial & SEC Reporting • Internal Audit Director • Public Accounting • Human Resources & Training: • ADA/Career Transitions Resources • Business Acumen 101 • New Leader Onboarding • HR Workshop • Emerging Leadership Development Program • ERP Implementations (PeopleSoft, SAP) • Instructional Design/Facilitation • College Relations and Recruiting • College Internship Program • Continuing Education for 120-plus CPAs Employers: • MPrints (Owner, Career Awareness & Development) • Southwest Airlines • North Lake College • Associates First Capital Corporation • KPMG, LLP

  50. Questions For ACAP application and additional information: www.dallasacap.com https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryxfmwoepm6b9hq/Invest_in_Your_Future.mp4