As a show of support for local schools, approximately 100 volunteers joined principals and teachers at five Dallas ISD elementary schools in Southwest Dallas recently to prepare classrooms for the first day of school, August 26.
These schools are among 14 others in the district’s strategic feeder pattern for South Oak Cliff and Moises E. Molina high schools to benefit from the district’s partnership with Commit!
In an effort to establish a foundation for student success, local elementary schools are increasingly focusing campuses around student-centric literacy classrooms and infusing a college-going culture that helps cultivate self-motivated learners. Volunteers contributed by working with principals and teachers to help decorate classroom areas with college-themed materials and set up literacy classrooms.
The event marked the third consecutive weekend community members have volunteered at local elementary schools in the South Oak Cliff and Molina high school feeder patterns that together serve more than 8,000 students.
Dallas ISD and the Commit! Partnership have brought together more than 200 volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays throughout August to help the following elementary schools: Whitney Young Jr., Arturo Salazar, Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr., Barbara Jordan, Leila P. Cowart, W.W. Bushman, Nancy Cochran, Elisha M. Pease, Robert L. Thornton, Thomas Marsalis, H.I. Holland, Mary McLeod Bethune, Clinton P. Russell and Clara Oliver.
Past volunteers have represented organizations including: Salem College, Texas Woman’s University, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, The Concilio, Reasoning Mind, Citi, Dallas County Community College District, Abstract Construction, Texas Real Estate Commission, Boston Consulting Group, and Teach For America.
Dallas ISD and the Commit! Partnership plan to coordinate two additional volunteer events in September. To learn more, please visit the Commit! Partnership’s Web site at commit2dallas.org.