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Advance Together

Our communities prosper when everyone can move forward. We’re bringing people together to help make that happen.

Advance Together™ accelerates the progress of community partnerships in Texas that are addressing education and workforce challenges. Their work is instrumental in reducing barriers to economic opportunity. We seek to expand its impact.

In a shared learning environment, Advance Together provides selected partnerships with training, technical assistance and external funding to help them strengthen their collaboration and achieve their goals. By building up a network of collaborative leaders in communities across the state, we’re moving toward a future where all Texas residents can achieve economic mobility and resilience.

Recent Articles

For Collaborative Leaders, Keeping Partners Moving Forward Matters More than Technical Expertise

The Borderplex Connect broadband access initiative got a boost from skills its leaders learned in the Dallas Fed's Advance Together Leadership Academy.

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dallasfed.org/cd/at/2022/1116.aspx

Leadership Academy Builds Collaborative Skills for Community Partnerships

The need for a leadership academy was identified as an early lesson in the Dallas Fed’s Advance Together initiative, which accelerates the progress of cross-sector partnerships that are addressing education and workforce challenges.

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dallasfed.org/cd/at/2022/0912.aspx


Austin Partnership Supports Parenting Students to Build Opportunity Across Generations

Family Pathways works with parenting students enrolled in high-demand degree programs at Austin Community College to promote economic mobility for lower-income families.

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dallasfed.org/cd/communities/2022/0105.aspx

Promoting Economic Inclusion

As part of our mission to ensure the benefits of a strong economy are available to everyone, the Federal Reserve supports the growth of an inclusive economy—one that provides access to economic opportunity in all communities.

Across the U.S., many of the barriers people face in building economic mobility and resilience arise from complex structural issues that limit their access to education, jobs, credit, capital and more. Different communities face different challenges—but in every community, successful solutions depend on interested parties working together toward the same goal. Collaboration across sectors is essential.

Through our community development function, the Dallas Fed learned that, while many Texas communities are working to address economic challenges, local partnerships often lack the resources, technical knowledge and community connections they need to realize their full potential. This impedes their ability to make progress in reducing barriers to economic opportunity.

Drawing on our research around economic inclusion and the experience of other Federal Reserve Banks, we engaged community partners to develop a solution—a way to strengthen collaborative efforts across Texas. Advance Together is the result.

Strengthening Collaboration

Advance Together supports public, nonprofit and business leaders who are collaborating to help their communities:

  • Test bold and innovative approaches to move beyond isolated programs and focus on transforming local education and workforce systems
  • Prioritize data-driven decision-making and continuous learning
  • Engage populations affected by the issues of focus as partners in shaping the solutions
The Dallas Fed does not fundraise, provide grants or participate in the selection of grantees.

Media Contact

Alex Johnson, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
214-922-5288 | alexander.johnson@dal.frb.org

For More Information

dallasfed.org/advance | AdvanceTogether@dal.frb.org.

The Dallas Fed does not fundraise, provide grants or participate in the selection of grantees.