The Problem


Our communities are not taking full advantage of our human capital.

Too many young people, particularly those from traditionally underserved groups (i.e. African American and Hispanic), are not maximizing their potential as evidenced by lower rates of college and career readiness, postsecondary persistence and completion, and lower levels of income. These disturbing figures have been persistent for decades.

Across race-gender groups, education level has a significant important role on workforce outcomes.

College graduates have higher rates of workforce participation, lower unemployment rates, and higher earnings than high school graduates or those who did not receive a high-school diploma.

Across race-gender groups, education level has a significant role on workforce outcomes. College graduates have higher rates of workforce participation, lower unemployment rates, and higher earnings than high school graduates or those who did not receive a high-school diploma.

Only 14% of Dallas County seniors were college-ready according to SAT/ACT Standards. The percentages are worse for African American and Hispanic students (6%).