Who We Are

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The Commit Partnership is a collective impact organization composed of 200+ partners across Dallas County and the state of Texas supported by a dedicated 'backbone' staff of 60+ professionals.

Together, the Partnership cultivates a collaborative educational ecosystem across school systems, higher education institutions, city, county, and state governments, foundations, non-profits, employers and workforce agencies.

The Partnership believes that through our collective actions, Dallas County, which is the 8th largest county in the United States and educates 10% of Texas and 1% of the nation's students, can be an inclusive and prosperous region where economic opportunity is shared equitably rather than predicted by race, place and socioeconomic status.

Our Partnership's 'true north' goal is that by 2040, at least half of all 25-34 year old residents, irrespective of race, will be provided the opportunity to earn a living wage. To increase living wage attainment, we must equitably increase educational success aligned with high demand jobs, maximizing the cumulative impact from providing a quality early education to ensuring that every student graduates high school ready for college, career, and/or military and able to accesses and completes a strong postsecondary education.

About our Region

The Scale of Dallas County

The partners within Commit are collectively focused on driving economic and educational mobility within the 8th most populous County in the U.S., where the majority of students are of color and live in households experiencing economic insecurity. Over $7 Billion is spent annually supporting the education of over 700,000 students.

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With 515,000 students enrolled in public schools for K-12 education, Dallas County is home to historic communities of Black and Hispanic/Latinx residents.

Approximately 25% are Black, 50% are Hispanic/Latinx, 13% are White, and 5% are Asian.

Over 70% of K-12 students live with economic insecurity—a total of


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