Learning Launch

Be a part of Learning Launch 2020, our 4th annual back-to-school drive that accelerates student learning, whether in the classroom or via remote learning. Your gift will equip educators and students with teacher-requested learning supplies not provided by limited public-school budgets. Teachers spend an average of $600 annually of their own money to ensure their students have the tools they need to succeed. Learning Launch seeks to fill these critical resource gaps.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, schools will look much different than they have in the past. With an emphasis on reduced sharing of materials and social distancing, new learning tools and individual supplies will be in huge demand. Your meaningful donation will provide much-needed support to ensure students are ready to succeed this fall.                    



With a focus on literacy education and specific feedback from teachers across our schools, Learning Launch seeks to fulfill every request across all 47 Dallas ISD partner elementary schools city-wide, benefiting 26,110 students and 1,640 educators.

Here is a sample of what your generous donation will provide:

$5,000 Ready entire campus for social distance learning
$2,500 Provide ten classroom rugs for socially-distanced circle time
$1,000 Outfit two classrooms with flex furniture to meet new teaching guidelines
$500 Supply 25 individual students with literacy kits
$250 Gift a classroom with technology accessories for individualized learning
$150 Stock individual take home inventories of culturally-diverse books
$50  Ensure students stay safe with five wellness kits



United to Learn is partnering with Alto, The Defined Dish, Emily Clarke Events, and Origin Kitchen + Bar to bring a one-of-a-kind dinner for two delivered directly to your door on September 10 in support of Learning Launch! This all-inclusive dining experience includes a fabulous Defined Dish recipe prepared by the chefs at Origin Kitchen + Bar. PLUS, recipients will receive a coordinating elegant tablescape created just for this event by Emily Clarke Events including dinnerware, linens, and more that can be saved and reused. Enjoy a special date night or treat a friend, neighbor, or beloved teacher at your school with this unique thank you that also benefits elementary students and teachers across Dallas ISD, ensuring they have the supplies they need when they return to school.

$1,000 contribution to Launch Learning = 1 Dinner for two
  $2,500 contribution to Launch Learning = 2 Dinners for two
  $5,000 contribution to Launch Learning = 3 Dinners for two

Thank you so much for your interest in Dinner for a Cause. We have reached capacity for the dinners,
however, the need is still great for Learning Launch! All donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much to our fabulous partners for their generous support.



Thank you to the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Atmos Energy, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. for their generous donations to this year’s Learning Launch program.  

Better Tools for Teachers = Greater Student Learning!