Dallas City of Learning (DCoL) fills this gap by connecting youth with low- and no-cost learning experiences that cultivate creativity, build social and emotional skills and boost academic achievement.
The program is youth driven — students choose from an array of digital and in-person activities throughout the city that spark their interests and feed their curiosity. By recognizing that learning happens all the time across many different spaces (parks, museums, rec centers, libraries, churches and online to name a few), Dallas City of Learning creates a citywide network of out of school learning experiences that help students discover new interests, develop skill and create pathways to future success.
Dallas City of Learning is a public-private partnership that ensures all students have access to quality out of school time learning experiences that build social and emotional skills and increase academic achievement. The lead partners in the partnership are the City of Dallas, Dallas Independent School District and Big Thought.