What We Do

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Our True North Goal

Our true north goal is that by 2040 at least half of all 25-34 year old residents, irrespective of race, will earn a living wage.
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Equitably Doubling Living Wage Attainment by 2040

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Driven By Data

Research points to key academic milestones that are critical for students to be on track to economic stability.

Living Wage Timeline

To increase living wage attainment, we must equitably increase educational attainment, maximizing the cumulative effect from early education to college, career, and/or military readiness.


The strategic initiatives pursued by the Commit Partnership seek to increase access to enriching educational experiences for all students, and ensure the quality of those experiences.


Desired Outcomes

As a result of coordinated community efforts, over 50,000 more students in Dallas County are meeting key benchmarks since 2012, when Commit was formed.

To be on track to meet our true north goal of increased living wage attainment, we hope to see 67,000 more students meeting these key academic milestones at the conclusion of this school year, with particular attention paid to growth within specific demographic groups, both racial and socioeconomic.

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To achieve our True North Goal, we understand that our strategies and tactics must be paired with equitable resourcing and effective, student-centered policies at the local and state levels.

Through strategic partnership and coalition-building across the state, we support district-specific efforts and statewide legislation to increase access to quality schools and facilities, effectives educators who are rewarded for their excellence, postsecondary access and workforce opportunity, and critical resources for student growth, achievement, and success.

With the right policies and resources in place, our staff and district, college, and university partners work together to ensure that implementation is equitable, data-driven, and accomplished with fidelity.

To learn more about our statewide impact, visit our Policy page.