Overview:Formed by the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative in 2008, Bachman Lake Together aims to give Bachman Lake children a strong foundation for the first five years, so they can thrive in school and life.
Bachman Lake is an area in Northwest Dallas. Many families in the Bachman Lake community face daily trials including poverty, accessing quality education and adapting as immigrants to a new culture and way of life. With the city's highest rate of children under the age of three, more than half of area children are not ready for kindergarten.
Our VISION is for Bachman Lake to be a community that nurtures thriving parents committed to raising young children who begin school ready to learn. Our goal is for each of the 4,000 children in the area be kindergarten ready by 2028.
To pursue this goal, we lead over a dozen community partners to work from a common agenda, create and work an aligned plan of action, and collaborate in shared learning. Our partners include Dallas Independent School District, Lumin Education, Catholic Charities Dallas, AVANCE, The Concilio, Momentous Institute, First 3 Years, Early Matters Dallas, Commit! Dallas, and SMU Center for Research and Evaluation (CORE), to name a few.