OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:
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ACE CHARTER SCHOOLS

ACE Charter Schools utilize a proven education model to successfully reach academically underserved students in high-need communities and move them to a performance level where they are ready to pursue their newly-inspired college and career goals. 



AIM HIGH

Aim High creates life-changing opportunities during the summer and beyond. Our model aims to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income middle school students by offering an engaging, supportive, and tuition-free summer learning program.



ALPHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Alpha Public Schools is a network of public charter secondary schools that prepares students in low-income communities with the knowledge, skills and character traits they will need to succeed in college and future careers. 



ASPIRE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 2015, AspireU’s mission is to build a pipeline of highly effective teachers and leaders prepared to deliver dramatic results for underserved students in the schools of tomorrow, through customized, apprentice-model graduate and continuous learning programs.



THE BRAVEN ACCELERATOR
The Braven Accelerator (formerly Beyond Z) discovers and develops extraordinary, diverse, and driven young people, especially first-generation college students, and connects them to professional opportunities and networks.



CALIBER SCHOOLS
Caliber Schools are free, public, non-selective charter schools offering a rigorous, personalized, college preparatory education for Bay Area students.



CAMELBACK VENTURES

Caliber Schools are free, public, non-selective charter schools offering a rigorous, personalized, college preparatory education for Bay Area students.



CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Center for Individual Opportunity (CIO) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, led by Todd Rose, committed to maximizing opportunity through a deeper scientific understanding of individuals, and the application of this knowledge to education, the workforce, and individuals themselves.



CENTER ON THE DEVELOPING CHILD AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. Led by Jack Shonkoff, the Center’s diverse activities align around building an R&D (research and development) platform for science-based innovation, and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports and even demands change.



CHARTER SCHOOL GROWTH FUND
The Charter School Growth Fund identifies the country's best charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps to increase their impact. As a national nonprofit, they make multi-year, philanthropic investments in talented education entrepreneurs building networks of great charter schools, and provide them with support as they grow.



CHILDREN NOW

Children Now is the leading non-partisan national, state and local research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving children's overall well-being.



CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE
The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation.



CONVERGENCE CENTER FOR POLICY RESOLUTION: EDUCATION REIMAGINED
Education Reimagined exists to accelerate the transformation of our school-centered education system to a learner-centered one where all kids thrive and are prepared for life.



DESIGN TECH HIGH SCHOOL
Design Tech High School is an innovative, free, public high school authorized by the San Mateo Union High School District.



DIGITAL PROMISE

Digital Promise was created with the mission to accelerate innovation in education to improve opportunities to learn. Their vision is that all people at every stage of their lives have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world.



THEDREAM.US
THEDREAM.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who, without financial aid, cannot afford the college education that will enable them to participate in the American workforce.



EDUCATION FOR CHANGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Education for Change’s mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of public schools that relentlessly focuses on students’ academic achievement.



EDUCATION LEADERS OF COLOR

EdLoC aims to elevate the voices, influence and high-level leadership of talented leaders of color and develop and advocate for a “third-way” approach that brings the perspectives of families and communities to the forefront.



EDUCATION PIONEERS
Education Pioneers unleashes the potential of leaders and managers to transform education so that all students receive an outstanding education.



EDUCATION SUPERHIGHWAY

EducationSuperHighway is singularly focused on upgrading the Internet infrastructure in K–12 public schools across the nation so that all students can take advantage of the transformational power of digital learning.



ENVISION EDUCATION

The mission of Envision Education is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, in careers, and in life. 



THE FOUNDATION FOR NEWARK'S FUTURE

The Foundation for Newark’s Future was one part of a $200 million campaign dedicated to improving Newark’s public education system. FNF was founded in the fall of 2010 with the mission of funding comprehensive education reforms that would improve the quality of education received by all of Newark’s children. The organization was designed to be a five-year initiative, and officially ended operations in April of 2016.


THE FUTURE PROJECT
The Future Project is a national campaign to empower young people to live extraordinary lives of passion and purpose. Embedded full-time in high schools, Dream Directors from The Future Project push students each day to discover their passions and channel them into bold actions.



GALILEO LEARNING

Galileo’s mission is to nurture and inspire a daring new generation of fearless innovators. Armed with an innovation process inspired by the Stanford d.school, Galileo instructors facilitate campers’ hands-on exploration of preK-8 science, art and outdoor activities.



GREATSCHOOLS
GreatSchools is the leading national source of school information for parents.



INNOVATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build the parent and community demand for world-class public schools, and to accelerate the growth of these schools, particularly for low-income students and students of color.



JOSÉ VALDÉS MATH INSTITUTE

The José Valdés Math Institute is for Middle and High School students primarily from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, covering Basic Math through Pre-Calculus. Classes are held at local college and university campuses, providing an environment that promotes college awareness and attendance.

KIPP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life.



LATINOS FOR EDUCATION

Latinos for Education is the first Latino founded and led national organization solely dedicated to building a strong human capital pipeline of Latino leaders and advocates in the education sector. They develop, place, and connect essential Latino leadership in the education sector.



THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF

ADVANCED TEACHER EDUCATION
NAATE is a rigorous program of learning that cultivates an elite corps of extraordinary teacher leaders committed to the classroom and dedicated to closing the achievement gap in our nation’s high-needs schools.



NAVIGATOR SCHOOLS
The mission of Navigator Schools is to create school systems that ensure students develop the skills they need to become self-sufficient, independent learners.



NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL FUND

The mission of the Newark Charter School Fund (NCSF) is to support the quality, growth, and sustainability of the charter sector in order to provide all of Newark’s students with access to great schools in collaboration with district efforts to improve the quality of Newark public education.



NEW CLASSROOMS

New Classrooms complements the role of live, teacher-led instruction with other instructional strategies. By incorporating all of these strategies into one learning environment, New Classrooms redesigns the classroom experience to better meet the needs of each and every student.



NEW LEADERS

The mission of New Leaders is to ensure high academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color, by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed



NEW PROFIT

New Profit is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund. Our mission is to break down the barriers that stand between people and opportunity in America. They work with visionary entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other partners to upend the status quo and transform the way America educates its children, propels people towards social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities.



NEWSCHOOLS VENTURE FUND

NewSchools is a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education for low-income children. Through funding and guidance of entrepreneurial organizations, NewSchools aims to make sure every child receives an excellent education.



NEW TEACHER CENTER
New Teacher Center is dedicated to accelerating student learning by improving teacher effectiveness through mentoring and new teacher induction programs.



THE NUEVA SCHOOL

The Nueva School uses a dynamic educational model to enable gifted students to learn how to make choices that will benefit the world. The school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student's imaginative mind. 



THE PAHARA INSTITUTE
The Pahara Institute identifies, strengthens, and sustains diverse, high-potential leaders who are reimagining public education, so that every child in America has access to an excellent public school.



RAVENSWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Ravenswood City School District in San Mateo County is a unique academic environment that draws from the culturally rich communities of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park.



REDWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT  
The Redwood City School District is committed to providing the very best K-8th grade education. The Redwood City School District offers innovative, integrative and interactive approaches to learning, ensuring that every child will not only learn the basics, but also become well-prepared for high school, college and careers.



ROCKETSHIP EDUCATION
Rocketship Education is a network of public elementary charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Rocketship believes truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities.



SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.



SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Sequoia Union High School District annually serves 8900 9th to 12th grade students through its four distinguished comprehensive high schools (Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Sequoia, and Woodside), dependent charter school (East Palo Alto Academy), continuation high school (Redwood), Middle College (in collaboration with Cañada College) and other specialized programs and services.



SILICON SCHOOLS FUND

The Silicon Schools Fund provides seed funding for new blended learning schools that use innovative education models and technology to personalize learning.



STUDENTS FOR EDUCATION REFORM
Students for Education Reform develops college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities. 



SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Since its founding, Summit has remained steadfast in its mission – to prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.



THE SURGE INSTITUTE

The Surge Institute was established to broadly address the issues of race and class in urban education through leadership development, technical assistance and advocacy. The Surge Fellowship is the signature program of the Surge Institute. 



TEACH FOR AMERICA
Teach For America’s mission is to enlist, develop and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.



TRANSCEND
Transcend is a national nonprofit dedicated to accelerating innovation in the core design of 'school'.



TURNAROUND FOR CHILDREN

Turnaround for Children connects the dots between science, adversity and school performance to catalyze healthy student development and academic achievement.



VOICES COLLEGE-BOUND LANGUAGE ACADEMY 
Voices takes a comprehensive approach in order to ensure that every student is successful and meets or supersedes state standards. Voices’s approach includes dual language education, enrichment, more learning time, project based learning, and mathematical problem solving.



WILDFLOWER MONTESSORI

Wildflower is an open-source approach to Montessori learning developed at the MIT Media Lab. Its aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.



...AND OTHERS



NEW CLASSROOMS
New Classrooms complements the role of live, teacher-led instruction with other instructional strategies. By incorporating all of these strategies into one learning environment, New Classrooms redesigns the classroom experience to better meet the needs of each and every student.