Dallas ISD Map of 103 U2L Network Schools with 28 new campuses in green

28 More Schools to 💚

United to Learn welcomes additional Dallas campuses

As we gear up for the 2024-2025 school year, we’re thrilled to announce that 28 more Dallas ISD campuses from the South Oak Cliff, Skyline, Samuell, and Seagoville feeder patterns are joining our United to Learn family! We’re excited to welcome over 13,000 students and approximately 900 educators into our wrap-around services, including access to educational resources, social emotional learning, training, tutors, and campus improvement projects.

With this addition, the number of U2L Network Schools grows to 103 elementary campuses, benefiting approximately 50,000 students and 4,300 educators. This expansion is a step in our recently announced Fueling Potential campaign that has three overarching goals: (1) get third graders reading on grade level, year after year; (2) expand equitable opportunity; and (3) prepare children for new careers and long-term success.

Dallas ISD Schools Joining the United to Learn Network

To select the cohort of 28 schools for the 2024-2025 school year, U2L worked closely with Dallas ISD Executive Directors of each feeder pattern and vertical team. New campuses joining the U2L network include:

  1. John Q. Adams Elementary School
  2. Annie Webb Blanton Elementary School
  3. Buckner Terrace Montessori
  4. Adelfa B. Callejo Elementary School
  5. Central Elementary School
  6. S.S. Conner Elementary School
  7. Otto M. Fridia Elementary School
  8. Frank Guzick Elementary School
  9. Ebby Halliday Elementary School
  10. Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School
  11. H.I. Holland Elementary School At Lisbon
  12. Barbara Jordan Elementary School
  13. Kleberg Elementary School
  14. Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary Steam Academy
  15. Sylvia Mendez (Crew) Leadership Academy
  16. Clara Oliver Elementary School
  17. Pleasant Grove Elementary School
  18. Thelma E. Page Richardson Elementary School
  19. John W. Runyon Elementary School
  20. Clinton P. Russell Elementary School
  21. San Jacinto Elementary School
  22. Seagoville Elementary School
  23. Seagoville North Elementary School
  24. Ascher Silberstein Elementary School
  25. C.A. Tatum, Jr. Elementary School
  26. Edward Titche Elementary School
  27. Urban Park Steam Academy
  28. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Elementary School

 

Addressing Challenges Together

United to Learn was founded on the belief that every child in our city has limitless potential, and we  recognize the pressing challenges in education today:

  1. Many children across Dallas are not reading at grade level. By 2036, nearly three-quarters of jobs will require a degree beyond high school, yet less than half of our young students are on track to achieve that.
  2. Teachers face increasing stress and pressure leading to burnout and more educators leaving the profession. Combatting this trend requires additional support for teachers and building a robust teacher pipeline.

 

Celebrating Successes

Since our inception in 2017, we have grown from 20 schools 103 and are on track to be in 130 schools by 2026. In our first year, only 25% of children could read at grade level; today, that number has nearly doubled to 41%.

Our collaboration with the District has led to significant policy wins and improved classroom outcomes. Tutors work closely with teachers to implement evidence-based reading curricula, leading to improved scores.

Our Aspiring Teachers from P-Tech and Dallas College programs are gaining valuable classroom experience while pursuing education degrees, helping to fill educator vacancies.

Our volunteers have made substantial impacts, such as transforming outdoor spaces and being a part of enriching events for students such as Book Bashes that foster a love of reading and provide each student with at least one new book for their at-home libraries.

 

Join Us in Making a Difference

Despite our successes, our work continues until every child in Dallas can read. We need everyone’s help to achieve this goal. With this expansion, we will require more volunteers and investors to help meet students and educators where they are and work together. Learn more on our Get Involved page.

 

Find A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

Interested in volunteering or know someone who might be? Become a U2L Liaison and serve as a bridge between a school and United to Learn, listening to school leadership to understand campus needs and communicating them to leverage U2L resources.  The Serena Simmons Connelly U2L Liaisons program is a rewarding experience throughout the school year. Learn more or express interest.