Community Campus Day
“We are grateful to have United to Learn as allies who are engaged in the meaningful work that we do.”
Administrator, Walnut Hill Elementary
Research continuously proves that aging buildings, outdated technology, and non-aspirational environments have negative effects on student learning. Since 2013, United to Learn has remedied this problem by facilitating college fairs, providing college collateral, distributing teacher appreciation gifts, and recruiting ‘career day’ speakers.
To impact student learning on a grander scale, we enthusiastically planned and executed a Community Campus Day (CCD) to significantly improve campus climates across 23 Dallas ISD elementary schools within our North Dallas footprint. Each elementary school was granted a $5,000 budget to implement a mission-aligned (Literacy, Campus Environment, and/or Social and Emotional Learning) transformational project. Our organization secured more than $124,000 in sponsorships from countless community members and businesses that deployed more than 450 volunteers who worked tirelessly to help our schools develop 21st century learners who are prepared to learn and lead.
The total impact from CCD includes:
- 13,500 students impacted
- $140,000 invested
- 23 schools transformed
- 450 volunteers engaged
- $20,000 in technology upgrades provided
- 35 hallways enhanced
- 21 outdoor classrooms created
- 11 student-inspired murals painted
- 6 co-working spaces implemented
Our Community Campus Day initiative not only created aspirational environments for students across our network, but it also instilled a sense of community pride and service among our high school volunteers.