Based on the belief that no single organization alone has the ability to solve our most challenging problems, communities and organizations around the world are adopting a different mindset to achieve large-scale systemic change through collective impact. In addition to sharing a common agenda with mutually-agreed to measurements, the collective impact efforts that are most successful have a separate, dedicated group serving as the backbone for the entire initiative. Funded by local foundations, businesses and philanthropists, the role of the backbone organization for Commit! includes connecting, coordinating and convening participating organizations, providing data analysis, disseminating national and local research and continuously communicating across the many players in this effort.

Leadership Council

Composed of education, business and civic leaders from across the region
Composed of education, business and civic leaders from across the region, this group uses its meaningful influence to help strategically direct resources to Support Councils and their Action Networks.

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Support Councils

Sets strategic priorities to impact our key student achievement indicators
Composed of highly knowledgeable experts, Support Councils set strategic priorities to impact our key student achievement indicators using the best available national research, local data and community input.

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Action Networks

Action Networks develop and execute community-level plans
Action Networks, composed of practitioner groups working in the field, develop and execute community-level plans to address the root causes impacting our key student achievement indicators.

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Partners

Organizations working collaboratively to transform student achievement.
Our partners, numbering over 130, represent organizations who have formally committed to working collaboratively, for the long haul, to transform student achievement in our region.

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Supporters

Our generous supporters, for whom we cannot do without
The generosity of our investors allows us to convene consistently and hire staff to provide the data, facilitation and communication support necessary to increase the rate of change our community needs.

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Backbone Staff

A dedicated group that plans, manages, and supports the work
A separate, dedicated group of full-time staff members who plan, manage and support the Commit! partnership’s work to increase student achievement in Dallas County.

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