Nearly 300 leaders representing more than 150 organizations came together for the Commit! Partnership’s Community Action Breakfast on October 24. Hosted at the Communities Foundation of Texas, the convening was another meaningful step forward in supporting every child in Dallas County from cradle to career.
The breakfast began with an overview of the Partnership, its approach and progress to date. Attending were several members of Support Councils and existing Action Networks, committed individuals who have been driving the work. Of particular focus during the opening session was local student achievement data being used to prioritize action along the cradle-to-career pipeline. To view the presentation and our responses to many of the audiences FAQs, click below.
Following the opening presentation, attendees broke out into smaller groups to dive more deeply into outcome-oriented focus areas:
- Early Childhood (Kindergarten Readiness and 3rd Grade Reading): Nearly 75 attendees stayed to learn more and discuss the many factors impacting school readiness. For a full recap, click here.
- Postsecondary Enrollment: Roughly 40 attendees broke out to learn about and plug into 6 projects to help more students continue their education beyond high school. For more, click here.
- Workforce Alignment/STEM: More than 45 attendees began to shape how we can better equip students with the skills and credentials needed in the workforce of tomorrow. To catch up on this conversation, click here.
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