Our Vision

We envision a future in Dallas County where anyone, from any zip code, can gain the knowledge and skills they need to advance economically and achieve their dreams.


Our Mission

We advance economic mobility for students in our community by channeling the power of philanthropy to help Dallas College rise to new heights of innovation, excellence and equity.



Funding Priorities


Barrier Busters

Eliminate barriers that prevent students from all backgrounds from attending and graduating.

Educational Excellence


Provide students with an exceptional, nation-leading educational experience.

Career Connections

Community Connectors

Connect students to careers that support living wages and wealth creation.

Economic Impact 

The Dallas College 40-year return on investment (ROI) is approximately 


for an Associate degree 


for a Certificate


to the Dallas County economy (in net added income each year through payroll and operations spending)

Success Stories

Liz Juarez taking care of patients

Liz Juarez

With the support of her family and the Dallas College network, Liz was able to obtain her associate degree in Nursing from El Centro, which served as a foundation for the career of her dreams.

Emma, Preston Nguyen and Peter with Check

Preston Nguyen

Equipped with his Dallas College Education and the support of his parents, Preston was able to win the competition which earned him $100,000!