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Dallas County Promise Puts Higher Education—and Higher Earning Potential—Within Students’ Reach
Vanessa was accepted to a Promise partner institution and soon found herself at a place she never thought her path would take her. Programs like Dallas County Promise are important in today’s economy as postsecondary education becomes increasingly necessary.
Hard-Hit Child Care Industry May Need Multisector Response to Revive and Thrive
Millions of U.S. workers have lost their jobs during the pandemic. When they are ready to return to work, their child care options may be few.
Connecting Communities During COVID-19: A Quick Guide to Broadband Solutions for Local Governments
Directives for social distancing and stay-at-home orders have made access to broadband an urgent necessity for families as they struggle to stay connected with schooling, jobs, health care, government assistance and more.
Putting Manufacturing Jobs on the Map: Dallas Fed, Big Country Alliance Partner to Grow West Texas Workforce
Manufacturing jobs present the potential for many workers to make a living wage.
Dallas Faces a Gaping Digital Divide When It Comes to Economic Inclusion
In the city of Dallas, about 42 percent of households lack a fixed connection to the internet. What does this mean for our neighbors’ economic future? How can we close the digital divide?
Are Texans Ready for the Jobs of Tomorrow?
K-12 spending in Texas lags behind the national average, which may leave students unprepared as they enter the changing labor market.
Advance Together Helps Texas Communities Build a Brighter Economic Future
Promoting economic resilience among low- and moderate-income individuals and communities is an ongoing focus of the Dallas Fed’s community development function. And it’s at the heart of a major initiative we began last year, Advance Together.
Advance Together: Four Community Partnerships Receive Grants, Coaching to Further Economic Inclusion Programs
Each partnership will receive $300,000 in external funding to implement their plans to address education and workforce challenges in their community, as well as training and coaching to increase the impact of their programs.