WFAA partners with United to Learn to launch September learning initiative
By WFAA Staff, WFAA
United to Learn, a Dallas nonprofit that uses community partnerships to improve academic achievement in schools, will receive a grant from the TEGNA Foundation.
DALLAS — Back to school is in full swing!
WFAA is partnering with United to Learn, a Dallas non-profit, on an exciting learning initiative for September.
United to Learn brings together community partners to accelerate student achievement across Dallas ISD elementary schools.
As WFAA’s 2022 advocacy campaign partner, United to Learn will receive a TEGNA Foundation grant to support its work with Dallas ISD.
“With a mission of changing lives by transforming the relationship between schools and community, United to Learn is an education nonprofit with a proven model for mobilizing community partners to close opportunity gaps among our public elementary schools, as well as the awareness gaps across our community,” according to United to Learn’s website.
United to Learn’s approach focuses on four Dallas ISD-aligned pillars.
- Improve elementary schools’ social-emotional health
- Create more aspirational learning environments
- Support greater literacy student achievement, and
- Develop an informed community empowered to advocate for educational equity from a culturally competent perspective.
Get involved with United to Learn!
United to Learn is looking for community partners, volunteers, and school liaisons.
For more information on how to support United to Learn, check out the “Get Involved” section of the organization’s website.
All month long, WFAA will be featuring stories from Dallas ISD schools where United to Learn is doing its work.
WFAA also will debut an exciting new series called, “Mindset Minute,” which provides parents with solutions-oriented advice to help improve their child’s social-emotional learning. “Mindset Minute” will air Tuesdays and Thursdays in September.
In addition to WFAA’s signature storytelling and “Mindset Minute,” the initiative will include a week of coverage dedicated to the importance and enjoyment of reading, a book drive to collect books for school libraries, and the WFAA team will read their favorite books in a special YouTube series.
Watch for coverage from WFAA’s United to Learn advocacy campaign throughout the month of September on WFAA, WFAA.com, and WFAA+ on Amazon Fire and Roku.