We believe that a high-quality education is a bridge to opportunity like no other when it comes to good jobs and career paths, economic and social mobility, and personal growth and fulfilment.
This Passion Drives Our Work
Thanks to the leadership of educators, policymakers, and others who also recognize the value of a quality K-12 education, tremendous gains have been made over the past decade. High school graduation rates have gone up in cities like Charlotte, Austin, and Fresno, and achievement is also on the rise—fourth-grade reading and math scores in large city schools increased at almost double the rate of public schools nationally, and 8th grade scores are even better.
Yet, graduation rates for Black, Latino, and low-income students lag behind the national average and are lower than for white students. And the percentage of high school graduates who enrolled in postsecondary institutions has remained flat.
There is so much more that we can accomplish for our students.
Our goal is to significantly increase the number of Black, Latino, and low-income students who earn a diploma, enroll in a postsecondary institution, and are on track in their first year to obtain a credential with labor-market value.
Alongside our partners, we seek to ensure that all students get a great public education so they have the skills and knowledge to succeed in the workplace.
Learn more about how we work with our partners.
While our backgrounds are diverse, we are united by an unyielding commitment to ensure all students succeed.