Dallas City of Learning Advisory Committee

The Dallas City of Learning (DCoL) Advisory Council will play an important role in the following key areas:

  • Assisting in evaluation of asset mapping of target neighborhoods, communities
  • Serving as DCoL Ambassador throughout the community
  • Ensuring that DCoL initiatives connect to larger community-wide strategies
  • Assisting in resource identification and development
  • Advising in prioritization of DCoL strategies and tactics

Stakeholder groups

The DCoL Advisory Committee consists of nine members, representing the following stakeholder groups:

  1. Large non-profit partner1
  2. Small non-profit partner1
  3. Higher Education partner
  4. Corporate partner
  5. Youth
  6. Facility partner (non program-providing)1
  7. Dallas ISD Leader2
  8. City of Dallas2
  9. Unit

Karla Garcia, Dallas Independent School District Trustee
Jennifer Scripps, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture
Lauren Richard, Project Transformation North Texas
Lori Griffin, Dallas Independent School District
Extended Learning Opportunities Office
LaShonne Watts, Dallas Housing Authority
Lindsay Willess, United Way
Mike Lawon, Boeing
Steve Johnson, American Airlines


1. The Partner organizations represented by Advisory Committee members will not be eligible to receive Neighborhood Resource Initiative funding.

2. These organizations will have a standing seat on the committee.