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: Growing student achievement and purposeful leaders

Our mission: Changing 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 47 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.

2,160

EDUCATORS


47

SCHOOLS


26,110

STUDENTS


Our Demographics

Of the 26,100 students in our 47 schools:

  • 90% live in poverty, qualifying for free or reduced lunch
  • 90% have endured at least one adverse childhood experience that affects the structure of the brain
  • 90% students of color (62% Latinx, 28% Black, 10% White)
  • 53% are English 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

 

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

95%

Educator survey

POSITIVE

response rates

21%

Increase in

TEACHER EFFICACY

29%

Increase in

POSITIVE

classroom strategies

92%

High school

LEADER

RETENTION

Year-Over-Year Increase in 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