Partner with Dallas City of Learning

Dallas City of Learning (DCOL) is a citywide initiative to ensure all students have access to high-quality summer learning programs that stem learning loss. DCOL, launched in 2014, served nearly 70,000 participants in summer 2017 through the efforts of over 500 partners. Join the DCOL initiative today as we work together to collaboratively remove the barriers for youth to ACCESS summer learning programs, increase the cumulative DOSAGE of summer learning that youth in Dallas receive, and continue to push for high QUALITY summer learning experience for all youth in Dallas.

Current Partners

Sign in to list your programs on our free platform and manage your DCOL account. Bookmark this page for updates on 2018 DCOL resource opportunities.

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Become a Partner

  • List your programs on the Dallas City of Learning website
  • Participate in city-wide partner convenings and connectivity events
  • Apply for Big Thought resources, both financial and in-kind
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2018 Dallas City of Learning Neighborhood Resource Initiative Partner Toolkit

As a Dallas City of Learning Partner Organization, this is your one-stop shop to learn about and request any of the available summer 2018 resource opportunities, as well as access technical assistance from Big Thought. Resource and technical assistances opportunities include but are not limited to:

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Coming Soon More information on each resource or technical assistance opportunity will be included below as they become available. Please check back often!

DCOL Platform Program Listings

Download this PDF for step-by-step instructions on adding your programs to the DallasCityofLearning.org online platform. Don’t Forget – Partners that submit their programs by April 5 are ensured that their program listing will be viewable to attendees of Dallas ISD’s annual Discover Summer Resource Fair on Saturday, April 7th. We anticipate over 4,000 students and families will attend this one-day event to learn more about all of the great summer learning offerings throughout the city.

Dallas ISD Discover Summer Fair

Dallas ISD which will be hosted at Conrad High School on Saturday, April 7th from 9am-1pm. If you’d like additional information about reserving a booth, please contact Kristina Dove at kristina.dove@bigthought.org.

DCOL Lunch & List Workshops

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DCOL Financial Stipends

DCOL partner organizations are invited to submit a proposal to receive a financial stipend to enhance existing or new summer programming to be connected with Dallas City of Learning Summer 2018. Partners requesting financial resources are asked to complete a brief online proposal and participate in a panel interview. Once interviewed, your proposal and presentation will be scored by an outside Advisory Committee. Resource notifications will be sent in the later part of March and funding installments will begin in April or May. The proposal submission deadlines are below: Proposals with the greatest potential for receiving resources will address three main components:
  1. demonstrate collaboration with another community partner, provider or organization
  2. target an area within City of Dallas proper
  3. help students access high-quality experiences
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