Principal Shawki Freelon Hopes to Transform Hearts and Minds of Students

By Jan Osborn, Dallas Doing Good

This spring United to Learn (U2L), a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with Dallas ISD elementary schools to accelerate student achievement and grow purposeful leaders, is hosting its fifth annual citywide Community Campus Day event. The first of five weekends of its annual Community Campus Day event kicked off on February 26. The next Community Campus Day will be held Saturday, April 2.

During these five Saturday events, United to Learn will mobilize community volunteers from companies, schools, and other organizations to improve campus cultures across 45 elementary schools. The remaining events will occur on April 9 and April 23.

One of the participating schools is Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Dallas Doing Good interviewed its Principal Shawki Freelon to learn more about his journey in education and the impact of United to Learn’s Community Campus Day.

Thank you, Jan Osborn and Dallas Doing Good for this fantastic article!