Together we accelerate Student success

Community Through partnership

IN SUPPORT OF THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Dallas Education Foundation is inspired every day by the creativity and innovation we see in our Dallas ISD classrooms. We believe our city and our communities are strengthened by each student who is offered equitable access to quality education and graduates ready to lead a successful life.

As the non-profit, philanthropic partner of Dallas ISD, we align with the District’s strategic initiatives and partner with our city’s business leaders, residents and philanthropic community to raise funds for programs that enrich the lives of our students.

who we serve

The Dallas Education Foundation exists to serve all 145,000+ Dallas ISD students through the lens of equity, access, and inclusion.

With a mission to educate all students to success, Dallas ISD sees continual gains in student achievement by focusing on its strategic initiatives quality instruction in every classroom and offering robust programs from early childhood education through high school graduation.

Early Learning

A quality Pre-K to second grade program is critical to our students’ educational journey. Dallas ISD’s Early Learning provides the foundation for a child’s future development and creates a lifelong love of learning. The Dallas Education Foundation works collaboratively with the district’s Early Learning department and provides grants funds to ensure our youngest students develop curiosity, gain self-confidence, and secure the foundational elements needed as they embark and continue on their educational journey.
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LITERACY

Dallas ISD utilizes multipronged strategies to ensure our students are reading and writing at grade level, including library redesign efforts to cultivate a love of reading, the implementation of Reading Academies to drive long-term growth and close the achievement gap for Black and Latino students, and Summer Breeze -- a robust summer program with a strong focus on literacy instruction. The Dallas Education Foundation invests in programs that support these strategies to accelerate students through learning loss and to ensure all students have an opportunity to surpass their own expectations.

POST-SECONDARY SUCCESS

Dallas ISD is predicted to be the primary economic mobility engine for the city of Dallas within 10 years, and as such the Dallas Education Foundation’s investment in post-secondary success runs deep. Our commitment to the Career Institutes, P-TECH, and college-access programs creates opportunities for our students beyond high school. Together we prepare our graduates whether they choose to continue their education or immediately enter the workforce.

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JOIN OUR JOURNEY

It takes a community to educate a child. We ask that you join our journey as together we create equity and opportunities for our Dallas ISD students.

“We cannot do the hard work of educating our students to success alone.”

Michael Hinojosa, Ed.D Superintendent of Dallas ISD 2005-2011 and 2015-2022