We believe that public schools can help move children out of poverty and into thriving adult lives. This is possible when all children have fair access to quality schools, when educators have the flexibility to meet the diverse needs of students, when education leaders reflect the communities they serve, and when families most impacted by the system have the power to change it.
We provide grant funding in partner cities to give all students — especially those historically denied access — a quality education
We support high-quality and innovative schools that have a stable non-profit governing structure and leadership that reflects the communities they serve.
From District Innovation Schools in Indianapolis, to charter schools in Washington D.C., to hybrid charter-district Renaissance Schools in Camden, we support school leaders across the country working to provide great opportunities for students and families.
Disrupting systemic inequity will require a diverse coalition, so we support civic leaders and non-profit organizations who are working together to build innovative public education systems in their cities.
Whether it’s investing in a local superintendent, a research university, or a parent-led community organization, we believe it’s crucial that local leaders find the right solutions for their community.
We support organizations devoted to training and supporting the next wave of high quality teachers and school leaders with an emphasis on recruiting educators of color.
From school based teacher residency programs to partnerships with local universities, we support institutions who ensure cities have the great educators they need to thrive.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Our work will only succeed if we tackle the systemic racism and injustice that lie at the root of educational inequity. That’s why we are committed to becoming an anti-racist organization and supporting local partners in becoming anti-racist. We celebrate diversity in all forms and recognize that diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments are critical to achieving our mission. Read about our long-term commitments, goals, and progress here.