We envision a city where we all embrace our collective responsibility and rally together to accelerate academic achievement. When we work together to understand the systemic challenges faced by children in our neighborhood schools and then take action to impact change, we can have a monumental positive effect. That’s why we unite community organizations, high schools and businesses to foster understanding and build a more informed network that supports our public elementary schools.
What Drives Us
- Dallas is #3 nationally in corporate headquarters yet #3 in childhood poverty. Our community has the resources to bridge the divide
- Every child in our community deserves a quality education
- We need more engagement! Historically only 4% of eligible voters participate in elections impacting our 25,000+ students
United to Lead High School Engagement
Our signature youth leadership program attracts students who are interested in exploring issues related to educational equity and want get involved with public elementary schools. Learn as a Fellow, serve on the Teen Board or volunteer on campus.Learn More
United to Learn brings community partners and school leaders together to study the systemic challenges that exist within public education, while celebrating the tremendous gains within our neighborhood schools, showcasing skills and knowledge needed to address inequity in education and highlighting actionable pathways for all to contribute to our community’s collective success.Learn More
Cultural Competency Sessions
In partnership with expert facilitators, we offer simulations and discussions rooted in cultural competency. These sessions allow participants to establish connections and gain a deeper understanding of the barriers 90% of students at our supported campuses experience.
Businesses, faith-based organizations and community groups work closely with specific campuses to understand their needs and walk alongside them in the journey to grow student achievement and purposeful leaders.Become a Partner
Community Activation Impact
community members trained as tutors, advocates and volunteers
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We are all committed to work together through United to Learn because our children’s futures are bound together. Dallas cannot succeed as a city until all children have a quality education.
-Laura Day, Executive Director,
Institute for Social Impact at
The Hockaday School
To learn more about how you can be a part of this work, contact our director of community activation Sarah Burr, email@example.com.