Elevate Dallas

September 14, 2020 (Dallas, TX) Elevate Dallas is excited to announce Jay Miranda has been named Executive Director of the nonprofit devoted to helping urban youth navigate life’s challenges.

Mr. Miranda has served on the Elevate Dallas Board and has been actively involved in volunteering in the Dallas Independent School District.  He has over 15 years of experience working in youth and community development roles. He received his BA in Public Administration from National University. Mr. Miranda’s hiring comes as the organization implements a strategic growth plan that will expand its teaching partnership with Thomas Jefferson High School and other DISD schools.

In accepting this position, Mr. Miranda said: “It’s a great honor to come alongside the Elevate Dallas family in their mission to mentor and develop youth to thrive and be contributors in their local community. Raised as a first-generation immigrant in a low-income urban community, I have witnessed first-hand the power that mentors can have in the healthy development of a youth’s life.”

“My wife and I have made it our lives’ mission to invest in youth as well as in community empowerment and transformation through volunteering, fostering youth, and philanthropic endeavors. I am encouraged by the passion and commitment of the Elevate Board and staff, and look forward to helping develop programs and structures that lead to greater overall impact and strategic growth.”

About Elevate Dallas: Elevate Dallas hires Teacher Mentors who teach accredited classes approved by DISD. The mentors build intentional relationships with high school students and model the leadership and character curriculum that they teach in the classroom. They provide opportunities for adventure and help the students look to the future to develop post-high school plans.

To learn more about Elevate Dallas, please visit our website at