Operation Progress Fort Worth | Empowering Underserved Youth
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our mission

Operation Progress Fort Worth empowers underserved youth to become educated, ethical and productive adults who reach their full potential and positively contribute to society. To do this, we are committed to supporting participating Scholars from elementary school through college with our comprehensive program called the Five Pillars of Success.

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Our Model

Operation Progress Fort Worth is a double mechanism of change. First, we set the Scholars on paths to achievement through our Five Pillars of Success programming focused on Academics, Life Skills, Health & Wellness, Service, and Support & Safety.

Second, we use the unique mentorship model and our partnership with the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) as a visible source of support and an opportunity for families to interact with officers in a nonenforcement environment, building relationships and trust that enhance the police-community relationship. OP offers years of support (from 3rd grade to college and/or career) for each of our Scholars. We empower them with a rigorous private school education, comprehensive life-skills programs, and wraparound case management. This model is replicated from Operation Progress LA.

Creating Hope. Providing Opportunity. Promoting Success.

Operation Progress Fort Worth Program Pillars

The overarching goal of the 5 Pillars of Success is that our Scholars build character, social competency, leadership skills, and emotional intelligence and that they graduate from college life-ready.

Life Skills
Health and Wellness
Support and Safety

Our Team

Operation Progress Fort Worth Executive Director Dr Myeshia Smith
Dr. Myeshia Smith

Executive Director

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Dr. Myeshia Smith is excited to serve as the inaugural Executive Director for Operation Progress Fort Worth (OPFW).

She chooses to serve the world through education, advocacy, and service. A variety of key experiences and extensive training have contributed to her commitment to advocating for equitable education and increasing social capital for youth.

In her role as Executive Director for OPFW, her primary focus is to help close the gap between a student’s school, community, and family by taking a holistic approach to providing student support. Additionally, she will focus on fostering positive police-community relationships.

Our Partners

Rivertree Academy
Texas Christian University
Forth Worth Police Department
Miss Endy's Christian Academy in Fort Worth Texas

Operation Progress Fort Worth
Board of Directors

Johnny Nhan, Ph.​D,
Johnny Nhan, Ph.​D,

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas Christian University

Board Chair

Mattie Parker
Mattie Parker

Mayor of Fort Worth


Neil Noakes
Neil Noakes

Chief of Police, Fort Worth
Police Department


Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson

Founder, Brewery X,
Reserve Officer,
Los Angeles Police Department

Janet Crown

Founder & CEO

Burn 60 Studios

Operation Progress Fort Worh Board Member Matt Krieger
Matt Krieger

President, TLC Pet Medical Centers,
Reserve Officer, LAPD

OP LA Board Chair

Current Funders

Amon G. Carter

Crown Robinson

Hillwood A Perot

Sid W. Richardson

The Miles

Rick Lemmo

Senior Vice President,

Corporate Social Responsibility