About Dallas Kids First
"The fact that board members can influence achievement, even loosely, merits much more attention - surely by scholars but also by voters, parents, taxpayers, and other policy-makers." - Improving School Board Effectiveness
Educated Constituents. Dallas Kids First reaches a diverse audience of stakeholders by sharing summaries of the school board meetings, generating a vote tracker with the key issues of each public vote, and gathering education leaders from 15+ organizations in the DFW area to gather ideas for action and disseminate information to impacted groups.
Candidate Support. Each year, Dallas Kids First facilitates an endorsement process. Community members, advisory board members, and governing board members contribute to the development of a candidate rubric, a candidate questionnaire, and a candidate interview. Individuals who are seeking election to the board can interview with the community panel and anyone signed up on the Dallas Kids First email list can complete a survey to indicate their preference before a final endorsement decision is made. Once a candidate has received DKF's support, our team partners with the existing campaign through the election.
Focused Investment. As a political action committee, our work is only possible thanks to individuals who choose to donate to our work. This investment makes it possible for the Dallas Kids First team to engage with constituents year-round.