Our Commitment

We believe our collective potential lives within our youngest learners. By uniting people and resources, we are making a measurable difference for thousands of Dallas students and their families.

Our vision: Accelerate student achievement and develop purposeful leaders.

Our mission: Change lives by transforming the relationship between schools and community.

For over a decade, we have worked arm-in-arm with Dallas ISD elementary schools igniting substantial investment in student resources, teacher trainings, and campus improvements. Over the years we have grown our partnerships to include 75 public elementary schools and many forward-thinking private schools, community partners and businesses. Together we are closing opportunity gaps and building an informed community empowered to advocate for ALL students to learn and lead.







Our Demographics

Of the 36,326 students in our 75 schools:

  • 90% live in poverty, qualifying for free or reduced lunch
  • 90% have endured at least one adverse childhood experience
  • 92% students of color (70% Latinx, 22% Black, 8% White)
  • 55% are emergent bilingual language learners
  • >1 year learning loss feared for students of color and students living in poverty as a result of campus closures due to COVID
  • In the last 5 years, STAAR reading achievement has increased by 39% in our partner schools!


Our Approach

Evidence-based investments aligned with Dallas ISD close resource gaps across supported campuses, while tackling awareness gaps across the community.


United to Learn’s unique approach serves as an outstanding model in how to best support our students and schools. The way United to Learn staff mobilizes volunteers, businesses and community partners boosts student achievement and helps improve campuses in a way that aligns with our district vision and priorities.

– Michael Hinojosa, Dallas ISD Superintendent

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Our Footprint

In Dallas, privilege and poverty have coexisted for far too long. That’s why we work side-by-side with the community, elementary educators, and students across the Dallas Independent School District to dissolve our city’s divide.

United to Learn Dallas ISD Elementary Partners

  • White
  • Jefferson
  • Hillcrest
  • Conrad
  • Other
  • ACE
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Roosevelt


United to Learn’s commitment to cultivating relationships while tackling resource gaps is why I invited them to continue to work alongside us to accelerate learning for thousands more Dallas ISD students.

– Roshonda Clayton-Brown, Deputy Chief of School Leadership, Dallas ISD

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Our Impact


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Year-Over-Year 3rd Grade STAAR Reading Achievement


Our steadily rising scores in literacy achievement are a direct reflection of United to Learn’s collaborative investment.

– Principal Sonia Loskot, Burnet Elementary