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Pasos for Oak Cliff was founded by Jesse Acosta, a high school teacher, 

and Alejandra Zendejas, a math tutor. They both consider themselves sneakerheads.


As educators they are fully aware that parents and guardians struggle to supply some basic necessities for their children - this is especially true when it comes to shoes. The lack of good quality shoes leads to discomfort, ridicule, bullying, and isolation. 


As a result, they turned their LOVE for sneakers into a proactive start up - Pasos for Oak Cliff.  

The goal of Pasos for Oak Cliff  is to give students in need new shoes.

Help us fulfill the need by donating or by using Amazon Smile.

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Pasos' Founders on The Drew Barrymore Show!


When you shop and check out with Amazon Smile and you can choose Pasos for Oak Cliff as your charity of choice. By doing so, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from customers' to Pasos for Oak Cliff. 

Who We Are


According to a 2019 United Ways report, over half of Dallas households are unable to afford basic needs. And because of COVID-19, poverty is expected to reach its most drastic levels in 50 years.

As educators, we have noticed that one of the most common signs of poverty is the exaggeration of wear and tear in the shoes of children. As avid shoe lovers or "sneaker heads," we aim to build confidence and hope by gifting new shoes to students in need.

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