Evaluation of the “Dallas Promise Network”

This formative evaluation of the “Dallas Promise Network” evaluates institutional changesatDallas College intended to support all students. In particular, the evaluation focuses on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of existing supports when it comes to addressing students’ basic needs.

Chancellor Joe May’s team has built a network of public schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and industry partners, and non-profits that seek to generate economic equity through student access, success, college completion, and upward mobility.

This project addresses their interest in removing the friction that occurs during the hand-offs between systems that result in students falling through the cracks.

This project builds on the Hope Center’s efforts to understand community college practices to address students’ basic needs. It builds on our prior work with Amarillo College and complements our other efforts Dallas College to strengthen financial supports.

This formative evaluation of the “Dallas Promise Network” evaluates institutional changesatDallas College intended to support all students. In particular, the evaluation focuses on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of existing supports when it comes to addressing students’ basic needs. This project builds on the Hope Center’s efforts to understand community college practices to address students’ basic needs. It builds on our prior work with AmarilloCollege and complements our other efforts Dallas College to strengthen financial supports.

We are grateful to funding from The Dallas County Community District for making this work possible