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 103 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.

5,000

EDUCATORS


103

SCHOOLS


52,000

STUDENTS


Our Demographics

Of the 52,000 students in our 103 schools:

  • 93% 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

Spring 2024 additions appear in green

 

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 3rd Grade STAAR Reading Achievement

U2L network schools have steadily experienced gains surpassing
pre-pandemic achievement levels.

Third Grade STAAR reading results graph

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

– Principal Sonia Loskot, Burnet Elementary