United to Learn Tackles Campus Projects

Carol March of Preston Hollow Women’s Club helps paint a mural in Preston Hollow Elementary School gymnasium. (Photo: Simon Luna Photography)

More than 400 volunteers turned out for the first of two workdays organized by Dallas nonprofit United to Learn.

They spent March 3 doing painting, yardwork, and other projects. A second Community Campus Day was scheduled for March 24. Over the course of the two work days, plans were to work at 24 Dallas ISD campuses, including in Preston Hollow.

“Community Campus Day was created as a hands-on opportunity for volunteers from local businesses, high schools, and the community to really get to know the Dallas ISD schools in their neighborhood and to form a lasting relationship,” according to an email from the nonprofit.

The March 3 event kicked off at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of The Hockaday School.

United to Learn is providing more than $100,000 in instructional tools, classroom and campus resources, and project supplies.

“All projects are intended to support the social emotional health of students and faculty, advance literacy efforts on campus, or create a more inspirational school environment that will lead to higher academic performance, reduced teacher turnover, fewer disciplinary programs and higher attendance,” the nonprofit announced.

Team AllianceBernstein members Ken McDonald, Corrine Dowell, Corey Dowell, Nisa Williammee, and Ed Williammee tackle landscape cleanup and power washing at Walnut Hill Elementary School. (Photo: Simon Luna Photography)