We recently issued our End of Summer update, available in full here. Here are a few of the many highlights included:
- The Dallas County Community College (DCCCD) agreed to become a partner in the Commit! initiative, becoming the first higher education entity to formally do so. DCCCD serves more than 80,000 students, representing 45% of all students accessing post-secondary education in our region.
- The Boone Family Foundation and the Harold Simmons Foundation made multi-year funding commitments, joining a growing list of financial supporters who believe in the power of collective impact.
- Our region (Region 10) enrolled more childcare center students in the Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) than any other region in Texas and is second only to Region 1 (Brownsville) in the number of ISD students enrolled.
- The summer’s Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program came to a close having created three times as many student jobs as last year. Through a partnership between Education Is Freedom, Mayor Rawling’s Office, Commit!, Bank of America, AT&T and more than 100 businesses and nonprofits, 173 rising high school juniors and seniors from across Dallas County gained invaluable workplace experience which will help them with college applications and in choosing the right career path.