We would like to introduce you to Junior Achievement, whose purpose is “to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.” The local Dallas chapter of JA was founded in 1954. The business community volunteers at schools in Dallas’ most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to provide activity-driven lessons to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Last school year, 3,400 volunteers served and taught 40,600 students! These students benefitted from JA’s educational focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workplace readiness. Such a successful collaborative partnership is something we certainly look forward to learning more about through our partnership.
Take a minute to get to know one of our valued partners, the Teaching Trust! Teaching Trust’s core values of educational equity, reflection and growth, disciplined action, courage and resilience, and entrepreneurial mindset work together towards achieving their mission of “preparing educators to lead the change we need for the academic success and equity of all students.” Commit! sincerely appreciates Ellen Wood, co-founder of the Teaching Trust, for her service as the chair of the Commit! Higher Ed/Workforce Support Council. Their three main education programs, the Aspiring Ed-Leaders Program, Ed-Policy Fellows Program, and the Executive Ed-Program, all provide education, leadership and mentoring to help develop strong and effective school leaders that will take this information to the school campuses and have a positive impact upon staff and students.
Bank of America:
Bank of America’s partnership with and sponsorship of Commit! continues to be appreciated on so many levels! Richard Holt, market president for Bank of America of Dallas currently serves on Commit!’s Leadership Council and provides key insight for our next steps. Amongst the many branches and departments of BofA, we think you will enjoy learning more about their partnering locally initiative. “Through lending, investing and giving, we’re proud to be a partner in creating more vibrant communities around the world.” Take a moment to check out their Partnering Locally with Dallas, Tx page! We certainly appreciate their partnership with Commit! and look forward to our work together as we strive to create a better learning environment for the children of Dallas County.