West Dallas, a small community just west of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, is home to The School Zone (TSZ), a collective impact partnership providing children with the educational, social and emotional tools they need to succeed. Led by The Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education within the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU, TSZ is currently comprised of 29 nonprofits, 16 public, private and charter schools, the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) and SMU.
 
Many nonprofits in The School Zone provide academic programming that extends students’ learning time, while providing a healthy and nurturing environment for them to grow. Dedicated volunteers allow each nonprofit to meet the needs of children through quality programs to increase the likelihood students will remain on track academically on their way to college and careers.
 
Love West Dallas Beyond the Bridge engages neighbors and friends as volunteers who invest in our city’s most valuable asset – its children.
 
An initiative of The School Zone