Opportunity 2040 represents the collective efforts of regional education and anti-poverty advocates to reduce child poverty by half while doubling the number of young adults attaining a living wage within Dallas County. It is a strategic roadmap, in full alignment with key partners, for building strong schools and communities while leveraging substantial and sustainable public resources to benefit children and families in the 8th largest county in the nation.
This plan’s aspirational yet achievable goals will be transformational, resulting in 150,000 additional Dallas County students being on the path to true economic mobility.
Addressing a growing need
The Opportunity 2040 Plan emerged as The Commit Partnership and the Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) recognized the growing need to accelerate our economic and educational outcomes coming out of the pandemic. We believe that by strategically aligning our efforts to build economic mobility, we can realize our shared vision: An inclusive, equitable, and prosperous Dallas County where race, place, and socio-economic status no longer predict educational and economic attainment.