Recognizing the achievements and momentum of our region’s collective impact for education, several national funders have recently pledged or contributed more than $1,000,000 in funding support over a three-year period toward the Commit! Partnership’s goals in educational collective impact. These funders include the Strive Accelerator Fund, The Schusterman Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation and the College Football Playoff Foundation.
This is an affirmation of our nationally-leading work. Specifically, as we work with our partners in education to measurably impact key student performance indicators for kids throughout Dallas County along the cradle-to-career continuum, the national funders are investing in our (1) Shared ownership of a common vision (particularly in Early Childhood and Postsecondary Attainment); (2) Capacity and alignment of community-based partners, (3) Data access and usage for continuous improvement, and (4) Quality educator pipelines. This is the essence of the collective impact model upon which the Commit! Partnership is built. And we are an emerging national leader.
Much is being achieved for the kids and students of Dallas County through the Commit! Partnership. More than a hundred local funding partners additionally contribute to the data-driven, cradle-to-career impact of the Commit! Partnership. We thank everyone. Just as our educational work and outcomes are achieved collectively, so is our funding support. Together, we are all making a positive impact on the lives and futures of our kids, families and our region through improved education attainment, workforce readiness, economic development.