The challenge to find the just-right fit school for students is twofold: First, families are always seeking the best possible educational opportunities for their students, and that can often mean outside of their traditional neighborhood schools. Second, school enrollment has been a challenge for charter schools seeking to create impact in communities across the United States.
Historically, the city of Dallas, Texas has been lauded as a place of immense opportunity, growth, and prosperity. The fact that one in three children in Dallas are living in poverty casts light on the inequality hidden in the shadow of its affluence. The Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) was created in 2018 with the ambitious goal of reducing child poverty rates in Dallas by 50% within one generation.