About United to Learn
United to Learn is a Dallas-based education nonprofit that is changing lives by transforming the relationship between schools and community. The United to Learn network is comprised of more than 75 partners including 48 Dallas ISD elementary schools as well as private schools, faith-based organizations, and businesses working together to accelerate student achievement, develop purposeful leaders and create a united and thriving community. Since its founding in 2012, United to Learn’s first 27 partner public schools have seen 39% improvement in literacy achievement, outpacing Dallas ISD, Dallas County, and state averages.
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.
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
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 SuperintendentLearn More
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
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 ISDMeet Our Partners
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