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A Community Promise

The Dallas County Promise is powered by school districts, colleges and universities, employers, and community organizations that have united to support students in completing education beyond high school, launching their careers, and being included in the economic success of our region.

Together, we believe in every student’s potential and in our community’s responsibility to transform systems that were designed for exclusivity instead of access – systems riddled with barriers that disproportionately impact students in poverty and students of color.

Every Dallas County Promise partner has a unique role to play in supporting students through each stage of their educational and economic journey. We are proud to recognize their contributions and we invite others in our community to join us in this work.

As you envision the future of Dallas County, we encourage you to ask yourself: what is your Promise?

School Districts

WE PROMISE to ensure all students are prepared for college and career and have identified a postsecondary pathway to achieve their individual goals and aspirations.

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  • Desoto Isd
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  • Richardson Isd
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Colleges and Universities

WE PROMISE to prioritize policies, resources, and personnel that are proven to help [low-income and first-generation] students persist in and complete their postsecondary education.

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  • Austin College
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WE PROMISE to value integrity and diversity of life experience over personal ties and pedigree in our hiring and promotion practices.

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WE PROMISE to marshal resources in support of innovative solutions and inspire others to join the mission of social mobility.

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WE PROMISE to regard every child in our community as “college material” and do everything in our power to support them in achieving a postsecondary credential.

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