- Bachman Lake Together unites the community to give Bachman Lake children a strong
foundation for the first five years so they can thrive in school and life.
10-Year Vision: Foster a community that nurtures thriving parents committed to raising young children who begin school ready to learn.
1 in 10
Residents are under age 3 (the highest rate in Dallas)
Children under the age 5
Bachman Lake children are economically disadvantaged
Elementary school children receive free/reduced lunch.
Residents speak Spanish as their primary language
3 out of 4
Children have limited English proficiency
- More than half of neighborhood children are not kindergarten-ready.
- Children who are not kindergarten-ready are 4X more likely to drop out of school before graduating high school.
- 85% of a child's brain development happens before age 3
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Olga M. Hickman, PhD