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Advancing independent higher education and its leadership
Founded in 1956, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of independent colleges and universities working together to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance private higher education's contributions to society. CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the U.S. CIC is not a lobbying organization, but rather focuses on providing services to campus leaders as well as seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions in improving educational programs, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
Providing quality, all-scholarship education to undeserved boys of all faiths
Founded in 2003, the Nativity School of Worcester is a Jesuit middle school that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths. Drawing upon four pillars - strength, scholarship, character, and service - a Nativity education inspires self-discovery, responsibility, spiritual growth, and a lifelong dedication to learning. Nativity School of Worcester is modeled upon effective practices that provide students from low-income homes the opportunity for academic excellence.
SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders.
Founded in 1971, Sea Education Association (SEA) is a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. SEA empowers students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor and personal growth. Our SEA Semester program features an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience - at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.SEA educates and inspires ocean scholars, stewards and leaders. SEA fosters and enhances knowledge about the state of the oceans and coastal communities. It also helps shape public dialogue and policy through long-term environmental research, global partnerships and the continues impact of our students, faculty and alumni worldwide.
Providing a high quality education
Mother Caroline Academy is a private, tuition free school for girls in grades 4-8 from limited financial means. It serves girls of all faiths, races and cultures from Boston neighborhoods. The mission of the school is to provide a high quality education that develops the individual gifts of each student and prepares her for success in competitive secondary schools and college. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, that recognizes the dignity of each person, the Academy emphasizes the importance of scholarship, leadership, spiritual, social and moral development. The Mother Caroline community continues to support and nourish its graduates throughout their secondary and college education.
Our vision is for all children to excel.
Founded in 1992, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in low-income, urban communities. Because we believe in the tremendous potential of all children to excel, we recognize them as scholars. We pursue our mission by expanding learning time in the summer and after school. BELL programs feature small-group instruction in literacy and math with research-based and multicultural curricula, positive adult role models to build self-esteem and respect for others, a wide range of enrichment experiences, and experiential learning through guest speakers, field trips and service projects. BELL currently serve 15,000 scholars annually in partnership with schools and school districts in Boston & Springfield (MA), Baltimore (MD), Detroit (MI), Newark (NJ), New York (NY), Charlotte & Winston-Salem (NC), Spartanburg (SC), and San Jose & San Rafael (CA).
Building a Sustainable Jewish Future
Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) is dedicated to positively impacting the day school field through initiatives that will help day schools tackle affordability issues, achieve financial sustainability, and implement effective advocacy campaigns. PEJE believes that day schools are essential for fostering an engaged Jewish people for an enduring Jewish future. To flourish, Jewish day schools must be destinations of choice for students, families, and philanthropic investment.
A proven beginning for school success
The Parent-Child Home Program's National Center strives to ensure that families in communities across the country have access to The Parent-Child Home Program. The National Center assists communities in developing Parent-Child Home Program replications and expanding existing sites. The Center works to increase public awareness about the importance of early parent-child verbal interaction and works with public officials to increase the availability of public funds that can be utilized to support Parent-Child Home Program replications around the country.
Dedicated to improving New York City's public schools
The Fund for Public Schools works to attract private investment in school reform and to encourage greater involvement of all New Yorkers in the education of our children. This includes working to secure critical funding for system-wide education reform initiatives; facilitating strategic public-private partnerships; managing a targeted set of programs to support city schools; and building city-wide public awareness. In 2002 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel I. Klein established public-private partnerships as a critical means of supporting public education reform, and The Fund is the primary vehicle for advancing this effort. The Fund has secured unprecedented investment, raising more than $230 million for system-wide reforms and initiatives that support individual schools.
Enriching the lives of young people
The Harlem School of the Arts enriches the lives of young people and their families in Harlem and the Greater New York City area by providing, unrivaled on-site arts instruction, vital outreach partnerships with New York City schools; presenting quality community performances and programs attracting diverse audiences to our dynamic cultural arts facility, and providing essential workspace for aspiring artists. Through these activities, HSA connects students to the rich cultural traditions, diversity, and talent of Harlem.
Education is our pitch
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the legacy of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. Serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need, the Foundation assists increasing numbers of minority youths through the granting of four-year scholarships for higher education. The JRF provides much more than financial support. While each Jackie Robinson Scholar receives up to $7,500 a year in financial support, they also become an active member in the Foundation's unique Education and Leadership Development Program, which is an extensive mentoring program. JRF Scholars maintain a 97% graduation rate - more than twice the national average for minority students.
The power to hope, to learn, and to succeed
Founded in 1977, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. Since its beginning, NCLD has been led by passionate and devoted parents committed to creating better outcomes for children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities.
Expand the Possible. Own the Future.
Our VisionStorefront Academy Harlem is a trailblazer with nearly 50 years of success in educating urban youth of all learning abilities, from pre-k to 8th grade. A forerunner to charter schools, it serves as a national model for urban education - creating academically strong and emotionally healthy students.Academically demanding yet strategically nurturing in values and life skills, the whole child and family model develops students from the inside out to build resilient character, excitement about learning and a powerful sense of self.About usFounded in 1966 as The Children's Storefront, Storefront Academy Harlem is a tuition-free private school, educating urban youth of all learning abilities, from pre-k to 8th grade. Storefront Academy admission is lottery-based, which means that we accept all students, regardless of academic ability or financial means.
Fostering the creative and intellectual development of young people through quality visual arts programs
Founded in 1977, Studio in a School (STUDIO) fosters the creative and intellectual development of young people through quality visual arts programs directed by professional artists, and collaborates with and enhances the capacity of those who provide and support arts programming for youth. STUDIO's unique method brings professional artists into school and community organizations to lead classes in drawing, printmaking, painting, and sculpting, and work with teachers to link art with other academic subjects. While children gain the valuable experience of making art and learn how to verbalize their creative process, their participation in the arts extends to learning in other disciplines and promotes good oral, written, and problem-solving skills. STUDIO provides programs to more than 170 schools throughout the five boroughs annually.
Supporting and promoting the expansion of quality literacy services in New York
The Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) is a non-profit professional development and technical assistance organization dedicated to building the capacity and improving the quality of adult literacy and out-of-school youth programs. Since 1983, we have been working to strengthen and expand the Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers and programs that serve New York's most educationally disadvantaged and economically marginalized communities. The LAC provides professional development workshops, webinars, courses, and on-site technical assistance to adult literacy and out-of-school youth educators who work in community-based organizations, libraries, union-based adult education programs, school systems and community colleges. Our areas of expertise include: Standards based reading, writing, math and science instruction; adult language, literacy and high school equivalency assessment; teaching English to immigrant adults, including those with limited literacy in their native languages; Spanish high school equivalency instruction; integrating digital literacy and instructional technology into adult education and out-of-school youth programs; incorporating language and basic skills development into occupational education courses; and managing and using data to inform programmatic and instructional decision-making.
Raising the Bar
Legal Outreach prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. We use law to attract junior high school students to academic programs that inspire and motivate them to strive for academic success. From the 8th through 12th grades, students work after school, on weekends, and during summers to build the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals. Once in college, students who wish to pursue law school are eligible to participate in our College to Law School Pipeline Diversity Program.
Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. We provide crucial support for our scholars so they can realize their full potential and ultimately give back to the city, the nation, and the world. Our work with scholars includes up to ten years of one-on-one support, after-school and summer coursework, and pre-career training. As a result, 100% of scholars graduate high school. For the Class of 2017, 94% were accepted into U.S. News and World Report's top 100 schools.
Benefiting youth, fighting hunger
Ever since its creation in 1985, the Rusty Staub Foundation has become synonymous with the motto that has been the driving force behind our steadfast commitment: benefiting youth, fighting hunger. We stand proudly behind our youth and believe strongly in their future. Additionally, we stand proudly behind those less fortunate than us who have little other means of providing food for themselves and their loved ones. The Rusty Staub Foundation provides educational scholarships, grants and donations for charitable and educational purposes.
Providing at-risk students in New York City with an opportunity of a quality education
Since 1986, Student Sponsor Partners (SSP) has been providing at-risk students in New York City with the opportunity of a quality, non-public high school education, through the financial support and one-to-one guidance of a sponsor. SSP serves youths who are academically at-risk, financially disadvantaged, and socially needy (with roughly three-quarters of our population coming from single-parent homes). Each SSP student is paired with a Sponsor, who provides tuition assistance for the student to attend a private high school and serves as a role model and academic coach until graduation day. The combination of a committed Sponsor and a challenging scholastic environment dramatically improves SSP students' prospects, not only for earning their diplomas but also for achieving real and lasting life-success after high school.
Engage. Educate. Elevate.
Founded in 1989, HEAF (Harlem Educational Activities Fund) is an education and youth leadership organization that helps motivated public school students in New York City who are educationally and economically disadvantaged develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career, and life. HEAF identifies students in middle school and supports them until they are successfully graduated from four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer educational and youth leadership programs. Since its inception, HEAF has served over 1,000 students through its remarkable school partnerships and community based programs.
Inspiring Children Through Music
Founded in 1992 by the world-renowned violinist, Midori, and a committed board of directors, Midori & Friends has enhanced the lives of almost 200,000 under-served New York City children and their families through providing high-quality music education programs and initiatives. We serve over 15,000 students annually in 40 public schools and community agency sites within New York City's most disadvantaged communities. Focusing on children with little or no access to the arts, our programs are offered at no cost to students and available to all children regardless of their musical ability, education, or economic background. In many cases, our music programs provide the first experiences in which children become engaged in school, realize a sense of accomplishment, and attain self-confidence.
Educate and Elevate. ORT Works!
ORT America is a Jewish organization committed to strengthening communities throughout the world by educating people against all odds and obstacles. ORT America supports a global network of schools, training programs, and other support efforts that reach throughout the Americas (including the Caribbean), Israel, Europe, the Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Asia, and Africa. ORT programs serve hundreds of thousand of people every day in more than four dozen countries.
Supporting students and transforming schools
Founded in 1912, Partnership with Children works to strengthen the emotional, social and academic skills of at-risk children to help them succeed in school, society, and life. Partnership with Children provides trauma-informed counseling, crisis intervention, school-wide services, and family and community outreach to New York City's public school students who are at the highest risk of academic failure and drop-out. We have a long tradition of helping New York City's children overcome the severe and chronic stress of growing up in poverty, working with public school students to ensure that they arrive at school each day ready to learn.
Nurturing and educating the future leaders of the fashion industry
Founded in 1944, when apparel industry leaders obtained a charter to establish a fashion institute of design and technology, The Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation was born, to nurture and educate the future leaders of the fashion industry. The FIT Foundation serves as an advisory and fundraising body to FIT. The special relationship between the college and foundation creates valuable opportunities to share knowledge and experience. Board members, who include today's leaders and innovators, serve on panels and appear as special lecturers, enabling students to meet outstanding representatives from the fields of industrial production, labor, design, merchandising, and the arts.
Music education = brainpower
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Founded in 1997, VH1 Save The Music was the first organization in existence dedicated to restoring music programs in America's schools. For nearly 20 years, the foundation has donated over $53 million worth of new musical instruments to 2,024 public schools in 247 school districts around the country to date -- impacting the lives of more than 3 million public school students. Learn about the foundation's Play It Forward campaign in celebration of its 20th anniversary here: on.vh1.com/playitforward
Where drawing, painting and sculpture are debated in depth
Opened in 1963, the New York Studio School is committed to giving a significant education to the aspiring artist that can last a lifetime. The New York Studio School is where drawing, painting and sculpture are studied in depth, debated energetically and created with passion. Our goal for young artists is for them to find their own personal vision through the investigation of art and the visual world around us. The School continues to grow in strength and has maintained a belief in its original vision: faith in the great language of art; a total commitment to research and excellence; the support for intensity, integrity and serious work habits; the encouragement of an open mind, and the conviction of the power of art to change one's life.
Teaching freedom since 1967
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) seeks to create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership, teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy. Our approach is to recruit young people likely to pursue careers in public policy, journalism, international affairs, business, government and related fields, and to educate them in the ideas most conducive to human achievement - individual liberty and personal responsibility. Founded in 1967, TFAS organizes programs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
Every student can grow, learn, achieve and lead
Founded in 2009, EPIC Academy is a charter public high school serving families who live in the South Chicago, South Shore, South Deering, Calumet Heights and East Side neighborhoods. We believe that every student can grow, learn, achieve and lead. We dare our students to imagine, and we prepare them to succeed. And the great thing is---they DO succeed. Over 90% of the students in our first graduating class were accepted to a 4-year college---and this in a neighborhood where 84% of the adults do not have a college degree.
Identifying and developing the best minds for the nation's most important challenges
Since 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been preparing leaders and reshaping institutions for the nation's most essential professions. Through a suite of fellowship programs, the Foundations opens doors to education, particularly for women, people of color, and underrepresented groups. Each year the Foundation awards fellowships to more than 150 future leaders. Building on this mission to prepare outstanding individuals for careers that shape the nation's future, the Foundation is now addressing the critical need for children, particularly those in low-income districts, to have access to well-prepared, committed teachers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits very able candidates to teaching careers in science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) - subjects with critical teacher shortages - and places them in schools that most need them.
Helping New Jersey's children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Summit Speech School, located in New Providence, New Jersey, was founded in 1967. The school is one of only 51 private oral/OPTION schools in the country and the first in New Jersey teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk without the use of sign language. Using intensive speech, language and auditory training sessions, along with FM systems, their own hearing aids, and cochlear implants, the children learn to maximize their listening, language and speaking skills. Approximately 3,000 children from more than 230 communities throughout New Jersey have attended the school. It is the mission of Summit Speech School to enable children who are deaf or hard of hearing to take their place in a hearing world by providing superior educational and therapeutic support services through an auditory/oral program.
Maintaining high standards of academic excellence in an environment infused with the richness of Jewish life.
Gottesman RTW Academy, founded in 1967, is a co-educational pluralistic, Jewish community day school serving approximately 200 children starting with infant care to early childhood education through eighth grade. Gottesman RTW Academy maintains high standards of academic excellence and nurtures students in an environment infused with the richness of Jewish life. GRTWA inspires intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and personal integrity to enable our students to emerge as lifelong learners, compassionate individuals, and successful members of society who are rooted in their heritage. As a community day school, GRTWA welcomes families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of the American Jewish community today.
A national cultural treasure
WheatonArts and Cultural Center engages artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. We are a leading resource of American craft with an emphasis on the medium of glass, a stronghold in New Jersey's cultural history. Programs include museum and gallery exhibits; interpretive demonstrations in various craft mediums; an artist fellowship program; outreach and on-site school programs; and collector's seminars. All serve to educate a multi-level audience on the role of the crafts in both traditional and contemporary life.
Enhancing the academic status of the State University College at Oneonta
Founded in 1982, the State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation works to raise and administer gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of the College through endowment, scholarships, and institutional programs. Over the past three decades, the Foundation has cultivated a $49 million endowment which supports scholarships, faculty/student research, academic rewards and endowed lectureships; implemented the Netzer Planned Giving Society which recognizes individuals who name the College Foundation in their will or estate plan; enhanced publications such as Reflections and the President's Report and the Annual Report of Giving.
Helping children see a broader palette of life choices
Raw Art Works (RAW) creates a culture where every artist feels welcomed, connected, and committed to our community. RAW is there for kids when they struggle with a piece of art or a piece of their lives. RAW's clinical art therapists and professional artists build meaningful relationships with each kid, helping them see a broader palette of life choices. They challenge them to change negative patterns while giving unrelenting support to reach what may seem unattainable. Recognizing the positive impact that RAW has on the lives of the kids we serve, RAW's programs have evolved beyond the making of art and film. We have created platforms for success by providing mentoring for college access and SAT prep, financial aid access, youth employment, and opportunities to develop life skills like public speaking and personal financial responsibility. RAW serves as a place that increases access to possibilities for the young artists that walk through our doors.
Educate a woman... Educate a family
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Mercy Learning Center has been working since 1987 to break the intergenerational pattern of poverty and illiteracy through education and empowerment.
Spend a year with us, launch a lifetime of farming
Since The Farm School first began providing practical farm training for adults, its Learn to Farm program has graduated over 100 students into lives enriched by agriculture. Outside of one's own family farm, there really is no other place that comes close to The Farm School in providing training in the myriad of skills needed to operate an economically viable small farm. Forestry, animal husbandry, carpentry, mechanics, business planning and marketing join organic vegetable production at the center of the year-long program. Here, every day and in every way, students learn to farm by farming. Growing food for a 175 member CSA, a vibrant Farmers' Market and a 50 member meat and egg CSA and managing 150 acres of productive forest land is the core of life and learning on the farm.
believe. become. belong. be promise.
Our mission is to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.
A Union of White-Williams Scholars & Philadelphia Futures
Philadelphia Futures: a union of White-Williams Scholars and Philadelphia Futures provides Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. Working with volunteer mentors, donors, and school and college personnel in direct service to students, in partnership with educational institutions, and in advocacy activities in the broader community, Philadelphia Futures increases the percentage of Philadelphia graduates prepared for higher education, while simultaneously reducing the institutional barriers to their academic success. Philadelphia Futures operates on the belief that a college education is the portal to economic self-sufficiency and a satisfying life.
Providing leadership to schools by facilitating resources, networks and research
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (ASWNA) was founded in 1968 to assist Waldorf schools and institutes in working together to nurture Waldorf Education so that it can manifest more widely in the world. Today there are over 900 Waldorf schools in 83 countries. In North America, there are more than 250 schools and 14 teacher education institutes in some level of development. AWSNA provides leadership to schools by facilitating resources, networks and research as they strive towards excellence and build healthy school communities.
Over 50 years of keeping our commitment to local students
For over 50 years, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has helped local students pay for their higher education - vocational, community college, or four year college or graduate school. We inspire, encourage and support Santa Barbara County students in their pursuit of college, graduate, and vocational education through financial aid advising and scholarships. Beginning with nine $100 book awards in 1962, we have grown to award $8.7million in student aid for the 2015-16 academic year.The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara reached 37,653 students, parents, and educators in 2013-14 through financial aid and scholarship presentations and financial aid advising sessions at school sites and our offices. This is a 7% increase in services over 2012-2013. Staff attended 1,444 outreach events, an increase of 3% over the prior year.
Opening the door to greater educational opportunities since 1963
A Better Chance is the oldest and only national organization of its kind changing the life trajectory for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12. Founded in 1963, our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program, which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 scholars at more than 300 member schools in 29 states. More than 13,000 alumni have now gone on to distinguished careers as physicians, artists, educators, lawyers, politicians and corporate executives.
Illuminating minds since 1958
Since its establishment in 1958, East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) has been one of the most successful after-school educational programs in New York. Recognizing that each child has unique talents and learning styles, EHTP's After School Program relies on the interaction of parents, teachers and children in promoting literacy-based educational enrichment and personal development activities for enrollees between the ages of five and twenty-one. As a vital East Harlem education and enrichment center, EHTP works with children from early childhood through adulthood to ensure that they have the resources needed to access opportunities for academic, social and career advancement while fully engaging parents and caregivers in their children's development.
Dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage
Founded in 1947, the Education Writers Association (EWA) is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed society. The Association's purpose is to advance the stature of education writing through the press and other media of communication and to further the state of the art of education writing through educational programs designed for the benefit of all education writers. As the national professional organization of members of the media who specialize in education, EWA has worked for more than 60 years to help journalists get the story right.
Teaching communication for life
Founded in 1915, St. Rita School for the Deaf is a Catholic day/residential program whose primary mission is to educate infants and students who need special methods of communication and technological support. We are committed to providing a safe, value-oriented environment which facilitates the educational, social and spiritual development of each student. We offer programs for children from birth to three years old, a Montessori preschool, elementary through high school classes, and a vocational school. Classes provide training in literacy as well as technology, and students can participate in a diverse after school activities program.
Helping Columbus City school students enter and succeed in college
I Know I Can gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college. The program was founded in 1988 on the belief that every child who wishes to pursue higher education should have the opportunity to do so and should not be denied that right because of his or her economic status. We believe that by removing the motivational, informational and financial roadblocks to success, we can help level the educational playing field for Columbus city students and graduates. We motivate students to stay in school and pursue college, advise students and parents how to apply to college and access financial aid, fund students with Last Dollar Grant and leverage additional financial assistance, and support students once in college to help ensure completion.
Enriching the lives of children and promoting creative learning by uniting arts and education
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. In 60 years, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (formerly Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio) has served nearly 7 million students in 18 counties through arts education, and has reached even more through our advocacy efforts, professional development, and community programs. Arts education is what we do, and it's the one place where you can do it all, dance, theater, music, digital arts, visual arts, on-location performances, workshops, residencies, and professional development. Plus, our experienced Education Staff can help customize all of our arts-programming.
It's not just a day, it's an experience
Founded in 1974, National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic organization for elementary and secondary school students. The future of democracy depends on an inspired, thoughtful and informed citizenry. Historical understanding is crucial to that process. National History Day teaches essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. The program culminates in a national competition each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Where the arts change lives
Rainey Institute is dedicated to positive change for Greater Cleveland's youth and families through education and participation in the visual and performing arts. Children ages 3 and up attend Rainey after school, on Saturdays, and during the Summer to explore music, dance, drama, sewing and art. They develop their artistic abilities and their character. Rainey students learn to be leaders and positive role models. They are prepared to be “on stage” at all times, enabling them to succeed in school and life.
Advancing the future of the Angus breed
The Angus Foundation, an affiliate of the American Angus Association®, was established in 1980 to fund and support programs involving education, youth and research in the Angus breed and the agricultural industry. The Angus Foundation strives to provide Angus youth opportunities to become strong leaders for the future of the Angus breed and the agricultural industry. Secondly, the Foundation focuses on education, diligently striving to increase its portfolio of funding to better address the educational needs of Angus breeders of all ages. Finally, the Foundation works to fund research activities to advance the agricultural industry benefiting Angus breeders and other beef producers today, and in the future.
Developing the whole child through educational theater programs and fully staged productions
SteppingStone Theatre focuses on developing the whole child through educational theater programs and fully staged productions. Our supportive, non-competitive environment helps youth build self-esteem and confidence in a community that celebrates diversity. SteppingStone's programs foster creativity, self-expression and self-confidence; teach children and youth about history, diverse cultures, literature and the arts through engaging and entertaining learning; and help to create in youth a lifelong appreciation for the arts. We serve youth from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. Since the theatre's founding in 1987 from the education programs at the former Chimera Theatre, more than 750,000 children, families and educators have attended or participated in SteppingStone Theatre events.
Ensuring that every public school student in Chicago graduates from high school prepared to succeed.
Communities In Schools of Chicago is a dropout prevention organization that works. Our model is backed by data and rigorous research. This year we are partnering with 135 Chicago public schools, helping more than 50,000 students succeed and stay in school. We do our work by connecting schools with needed programs and services and providing one-on-one and group counseling to specific students. Our team of 30 professionals relies on a set of organizational core values that guide our approach to working and serving students, schools and the community-at-large. We began working in Chicago in 1988, and have a rich history of serving, in total, more than 900,000 Chicago students. The mission of CIS of Chicago is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Creating heroes through education and service
The Page Education Foundation was created in 1988 to increase participation of Minnesota's youth of color (African American, American Indian, Asian American and Chicano/Latino) in post-secondary education. We accomplish this in two ways: by fostering positive attitudes about education among school-age children of color and by offering financial assistance for post-secondary education. The Foundation has awarded grants to 2,667 students who have given more than 175,000 hours of their time to younger children.
Igniting potential, enriching lives
The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation (DMSF) was founded in 1989 by ten Chicago-based business associates, who set out to enrich the lives of Chicago youth by providing them with educational opportunities they would otherwise be unable to access. DMSF's mission is to provide four-year high school scholarships and academic support services to economically disadvantaged Chicago 8th grade students who demonstrate academic potential, in order to ensure they are properly prepared for college. DMSF works to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder a young person's ability to obtain a quality education.
CAPE engages students, inspires teachers, transforms schools, and demonstrates impact through the arts.
Founded in 1992, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)'s mission is to increase students' academic success, critical thinking and creativity through research-based, arts driven education.CAPE inspires students' passion for learning by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. To bring academic subjects to life through art, CAPE partners teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans. These lessons integrate music, dance, drama, digital art, video and photography into classrooms, and expand learning beyond school walls and into the community CAPE's unique approach to enhancing education with the arts better engages students, improves their understanding of class material, and boosts their grades. CAPE commissions rigorous, long-term research studies that show that integrating art into education continually improves students' critical thinking, self esteem, and confidence.
STEM Learning for Children & Teens
DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program) works to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who are motivated and prepared academically to pursue degrees leading to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related fields through K-12 supplemental educational programming. During the fall and spring, students attend courses that take place over 5 consecutive Saturdays on university, professional, and community campuses. In the summer, students attend commuter or residential camp at Michigan universities, gaining exciting exposure to college life! We also offer in-school programming at select schools.
Investing in People.
The Great Lakes Women's Business Council (formerly the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development) is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification, business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs. We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building partnerships and leveraging resources that increase business growth opportunities.
Your lifelong connection to the U of M
Founded on January 30, 1904, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association fosters a lifelong spirit of belonging and pride by connecting alumni, students, and friends to the University of Minnesota and each other. The Alumni Association advocates for the University and its alumni with a credible, independent, and collaborative voice. As of November 2007, the Alumni Association had more than 60,000 members, representing nearly 375,000 living alumni of the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, and incorporates 19 collegiate societies, eight alumni interest groups, and approximately 70 geographical chapter areas.
40 Years of Inspiring, Educating, Connecting.
BestPrep is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission to prepare students with business, career, and financial literacy skills through hands-on experiences that inspire success in work and life. BestPrep's programs engage 4-12 grade students and their educators in active learning, while connecting them to the world outside the classroom. With the help of more than 4,000 professional volunteers each year, BestPrep bridges classroom curriculum and the business community, enriching the teaching and learning experience for students and educators.
Building positive school communities
Founded in 1987, Youth Frontiers' (YF) mission is to partner with schools to build positive school communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom in America. Our focus on school community is embedded in educational research that has consistently found that a positive school climate is associated with academic achievement, effective risk prevention and positive youth development. Both mission and vision are realized through the delivery of daylong retreat programs that focus on building the capacity of students in grades 4 - 12 and educators to engage in igniting change in their own, and school's, attitudes and behaviors. Each program uniquely engages all learners through the use of the experiential learning model, defined as learning through reflection or doing.YF partners with 650 public, private and charter schools annually, mainly across the Midwest.
Once a Hawkeye. . .
Founded in 1950, the University of Iowa Alumni Association is the main resource for all loyal Hawkeyes who want to remain engaged with the University of Iowa community. We work to strengthen the University of Iowa through alumni engagement. We do this by creating an active interest on the part of the school's alumni through communications, alumni events, and programs.
Promoting diversity and inclusion in American business
Founded in 1966, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of the leading American business schools and some of our country's top corporations. The Consortium works to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools' enrollments and the ranks of management. We recruit for graduate business education qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents from these underrepresented groups, as well as other persons who can demonstrate a commitment to the Consortium's mission and can best assist the Consortium in pursuing this mission.
Certified to Change the World
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The Alliance offers the Certified Nonprofit Credential (CNP), the only national nonprofit management leadership credential developed with, and recognized by, the nonprofit sector. Our students complete rigorous, comprehensive, academic and experiential requirements, meeting industry standards, preparing them for nonprofit sector careers.
Connect. Engage. Thrive.
We connect with students to help them engage and thrive in education and their future. The Pando Initiative has been successfully connecting with more than 200,000 students in area schools since 1990. Our core model focuses on individual students who are struggling with school and life. We position a dedicated staff member inside partner schools in Wichita, Derby and Haysville public schools.
Supporting the athletic program at Mississippi State University
The Bulldog Club, chartered in 1974, is committed to supporting the athletic program at Mississippi State University, primarily by providing scholarships for student-athletes and facilities necessary for the program. Athletics joins academics at Mississippi State to enhance the image of our university. Both go hand-in-hand to promote excellence. The athletic program strives to build the type of program which is first class in every respect, in order to attract quality student-athletes, and to provide facilities necessary for them to successfully compete in the Southeastern Conference.
Celebrating your horse, honoring your life
The American Quarter Horse Foundation encourages support of worthwhile educational projects of interest and benefit to devotees of the American Quarter Horse. We own and operate the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum in order to preserve and interpret the history and modern uses of the breed through educational programs. We also offer scholarship support for selected members of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association and students pursuing education related to Quarter Horse racing. Since 1976, we have awarded over $4.7 million in scholarship assistance. Finally, we offer financial support for equine research; to date, we have awarded more then $7 million in research grants to collages and universities.
Unlocking greatness in the 1 in 5 who learn differently
Eye to Eye's mission is to improve the life of every person with a learning disability. We fulfill our mission by supporting and growing a network of youth mentoring programs run by and for those with learning differences, and by organizing advocates to support the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities and ADHD in all aspects of society. Our vision is simple, yet bold: to create a world in which people with LD/ADHD are fully accepted, valued, and respected - not just by society, but also by themselves - and that they live free from second thoughts or worry, ready, able, and eager to apply their unique strengths to whatever they encounter in life.
America's College Fund for Foster Youth
Founded in 1981, Foster Care to Success (formerly Orphan Foundation of America) serves thousands of foster teens across the United States. Whether we're providing them with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships, sending them care packages, or testifying before Congress, Foster Care to Success is a passionate champion of foster youth. Our mission is to provide opportunities for America's foster youth to pursue their college and post-secondary education; highlight the potential of America's foster youth; create pathways for citizens, businesses, and civic organizations to assist older foster youth; raise public awareness of the number and plight of older teens leaving the system; and draw attention to the bureaucratic maze of foster care.
Helping families homeschool through hard times
The Home School Foundation's (HSF) mission is to bless homeschoolers and the cause of homeschooling. Founded in 1994 as the charitable arm of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the Home School Foundation assists individual families homeschooling in the U.S. through very difficult circumstances by providing privately-funded grants to help with the cost of curriculum and other emergency needs. Through a variety of funds, HSF helps widows, single parents, families with special needs children, military families, and those who have lost their home due to fire, flood or storm. HSF is a member of the ECFA and a recognized charity of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #10535).
Learning by doing
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms." Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington based non-profit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning - literally learning by direct experience, or what we call "learning by doing." We educate students through our own charter school, through after-school and supplemental education programs, and through environmental experiences, with special emphasis on serving students who live in high-risk environments. We also eliminate barriers to success for young adults and families through community development, workforce preparation, and life skills training.
Support services for low-income immigrants and their families.
Founded in 1985, CASA of Maryland works to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. CASA organizes and advocates with its thousands of individual members and provides direct services in the areas of employment placement, workforce development and training, financial literacy, adult ESOL and Spanish literacy instruction, citizenship and legal services, health education, and human services navigation at its 5 welcome centers and three training centers. CASA caters its programs to three main constituencies: low-income women, workers, and tenants.
Closing the opportunity gap for middle school youth
Higher Achievement was founded in 1975 by Greg Gannon, a teacher at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement's proven model provides a rigorous year-round out-of-school-time learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. Over the past 35 years, Higher Achievement has worked with more than 10,000 youth in the DC Metro area. On average, 95 percent of Higher Achievement scholars advance to top academic high schools and 93 percent go on to college.
To college. Through college
CollegeBound works exclusively in Baltimore City public schools to encourage and enable students to pursue a postsecondary education. A secondary goal is to improve the social and economic fabric of the community through an educated workforce. CollegeBound's nationally recognized college advising model has transformed the lives of thousands of high school students. Alumni of the CollegeBound program credit the High School Specialists and the highly individualized college advising program with their success.
Excellence in adult education since 1985
The Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School was founded in 1985 in Washington D.C. with the mission to provide high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves our community. The Academy of Hope provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of adult learners including Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, External Diploma Program and pathways to college success. Academy of Home also offers Education Services to assist adult learners in attaining their educational goals, including computer training, workplace literacy and career assessment and planning.
Central Scholarship is devoted to helping individuals achieve a better life through higher education. We believe that education is a right, not a privilege and that scholarships are an investment, not an expense. Founded in 1924, we award scholarships and interest-free loans to students pursuing higher education. Through Central Scholarship, students are able to afford tuition and fulfill their potential.
We build strong futures
The Black Student Fund (BSF) is dedicated to bringing people together by maintaining access to independent schools for black children from low to modest income households. The BSF was established in 1964 and provides scholarships as well as essential support services to black students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. The Black Student Fund prepares children for life and helps to create a rich, equitable educational environment in which students and adults from different racial and economic backgrounds benefit from regular interaction. Since its inception, over 2,500 scholars have matriculated through the BSF. Since 1984, every BSF senior high school scholar has successfully graduated and been accepted to prestigious universities and colleges across the country.
Providing caring, high quality, free education.
Our mission is to provide caring, high-quality free education and related services to at-risk children and families in their own neighborhoods to prepare and empower them for success in school and life. To that end, we provide free and fully accredited preschool education and wraparound services for children living in poverty in Northern Virginia.
Investments into the lives of our student-athletes
The Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (ODAF) is integral to the success of Old Dominion University Athletics, and is the channel through which our fans and alumni can partner with our coaches and student-athletes for the advancement of the athletics program. With the ever-increasing cost of competing at the NCAA Division I level, a dynamic donor base is critical to putting the strongest possible teams on the field and court. The mission of the ODAF is to raise financial support for Old Dominion University athletics and to ensure that our coaches and student athletes have everything they need to compete for national championships.
Supporting the athletic department
The mission of The Tribe Club is to support the athletic department of the College of William & Mary. William and Mary athletic teams set the standard for academic excellence. In the most recent NCAA survey on graduation rates, William and Mary athletic teams set the standard for academic excellence. 13 of the 21 teams measured had a 100 percent graduation success rate. The Tribe's athletic accomplishments do not come at the expense of its student-athlete's academic responsibilities, as William and Mary had five teams rank in the top 10 percent of their sport for Academic Progress Rates among all Division I programs and received a Public Recognition Award by the NCAA.
Ensure that all student athletes have an opportunity to receive an education
The mission and responsibility of the Big Green Scholarship Foundation is to ensure that all 350 student- athletes have an opportunity to receive an education. In order to continue in this mission, we must meet our goal of covering the $5.5 million athletic scholarship cost.
Offering financial aid to worthy young men and women
The Rams Club was founded in 1938 to offer financial aid to worthy young men and women seeking an education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and to support University programs by providing services and funds for the construction of facilities or purchase of equipment. Contributions are used to improve the athletic facilities as well as cover annual operations of the Foundation, construction and development of special projects, including the Smith Center, Koury natatorium, McCaskill soccer center, Francis Henry stadium, Eddie Smith indoor practice facility; the new softball complex, expansion of Kenan stadium, and renovation of the Finley golf course.
Empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life
Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area (CIS) provides a dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS partners with Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts to serve over 13,200 students in 28 schools, using an evidenced-based comprehensive approach to bring community services to students, their families, and schools. During the 2013-14 school year, 96% of students promoted to the next grade and 95% of seniors graduated. Out of the seniors that graduated, 88% went on to college and 10% joined the military.
The power of education begins here
Founded in 1888, Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program, and one of its most respected. Our mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Founded by Atlanta volunteers, Sheltering Arms now annually serves more than 3,600 children, ages six weeks to five years old, and their families, in 16 centers in six metro Atlanta counties.
Serving northeast Georgia children since 1985
Founded in 1985, Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. Our "whole person" program utilizes the coordinated efforts of a professional team with diverse qualifications and experience. In our classroom program, children receive early education intervention with differentiated teaching. Additionally, speech, occupational and physical therapy services are offered in a variety of models that include direct treatment and collaboration with teaching staff. Students benefit from skilled nursing staff as well as family support services from a licensed social worker.
A Safety Net of Support
Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. is an affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, the nation's leading dropout prevention organization. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We are committed to helping students achieve success in school and continue their education in college or other post-secondary training. As a result, our youth will be better equipped to find meaningful employment, lead productive, gratifying lives, and become contributing members of our society.
Supporting innovation in education.
The Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE) is dedicated to supporting innovation in education for students, teachers, administrators, higher education and families. Every child in Louisiana will have an optimal educational experience, regardless of age, race, or ethnic background. This means that every child will have a teacher and school equipped to meet the changing needs of students -- educationally, emotionally and psychologically. LRCE provides educational solutions in two areas: Support Solutions and Certification Solutions. LRCE offers multi-faceted programs and services for public, private, parochial, charter, home school sectors and families.
Helping kids stay in school and prepare for life
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a network of nonprofit organizations focused on improving student and school success by providing needed support and services to students and schools. Our ultimate goal is to see that all students are successful in school and complete their education at least through high school. Communities In Schools of Georgia (CISGA) provides services to communities seeking to improve outcomes for students and schools in their communities. CIS provides communities with support in developing programs and services to combat the problems of school failure and dropouts in their schools. CISGA supports the work of local CIS affiliates, Performance Learning Centers and High School Graduation Coaches in Georgia.
Informing and influencing Georgia leaders to impact education policies and practices
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education works to inform and influence Georgia leaders through research. We use non-partisan advocacy to impact education policies and practices for the improvement of student achievement. Founded in 1990 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Partnership consists of business, education, community and government leaders who share a vision of improved education. Working to be Georgia's foremost change agent in education, we take the lead in efforts to shape policy and reform education.
Preparing students for the game of life
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation supports the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy. Whether kids struggle in school, socially or just want to learn golf, all are welcome at Chi Chi's and we have a program for them. The Public Partnership School serves struggling students in grades 4-8. Upon completion of the program, students will be better prepared to successfully enter high school and graduate. The Community Service program offers service learning opportunities to students who are working to fulfill their required service hours. The First Tee of Clearwater offers after school, summer and weekend programs that teach life skills and core values through golf.
The nexus of Palm Beach County's public school system
Founded in 1984, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is dedicated to advancing excellence in Palm Beach County's public education by increasing public awareness and inspiring community and business support for programs focused on learning, literacy, and leadership. The Education Foundation serves as a conduit for private sector investment and community involvement in our public schools. We leverage these relationships for the benefit of our public schools and create partnerships with businesses and funders that affect students in the classroom and strengthen cooperation between the private sector and our public schools. We invest in programs not funded through tax dollars, including student scholarships, mentoring and other dropout prevention strategies, teacher quality and recognition programs, classroom grants, literacy improvement strategies, technical/career education initiatives, and targeted support for low-performing students and schools.
Enhance, enrich, excel
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a non-profit charitable education foundation which enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.
Helping students choose success.
Communities In Schools (CIS) was founded in 1977 in New York to help adolescents stay in school and graduate from high school. Communities In Schools of Jacksonville grew out of the concerns of community leaders about the high social and financial costs related to the problem of dropouts in the local school system. Since its inception in 1990, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville has grown from one site at Jefferson Davis Middle School to serving more than 35 schools and reaching nearly 7,000 students annually through case management, after-school, mentoring, and literacy tutoring programs. Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is unique in its ability to link valuable resources with those students in danger of falling through the cracks, enabling them to successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.
Building a strong foundation for young children with visual impairments
Founded in 1985, Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential. VIPS serves blind or visually impaired infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. As much as 90% of brain development occurs prior to age 6 and of that, approximately 80% is through visual pathways. Therefore, early intervention is critical for a child with blindness and visual impairments to help them meet appropriate development milestones such as eating, moving, socializing and communicating. VIPS staff includes certified teachers who specialize in early childhood education, visual impairment, and special education. VIPS provides services wherever the child may be throughout the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky and State of Indiana. We start with providing services in the home and stay involved until age 5 when the child enters Kindergarten.
Fostering a love of reading among preschool children.
Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1995 to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee with the goal of fostering a love of reading among her county's preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family's income. Beginning in 2000, the program is available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally.
Working to be an instrument of God
Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) is a Pre-kindergarten through Eighth grade Christian school for children who need more love and hope. Most come from the Binghampton community with the largest number coming from housing projects near the school. BCA works to be an instrument of God to bring the hope that is in Jesus Christ to the children of Binghampton and their families by seeking to lead them to Him as we nurture them spiritually, mentally, and physically so that they may become productive, self-supporting, and godly citizens.
A model of excellence in urban education
Cornerstone Schools of Alabama was founded in 1993 by the late C. Molton Williams and area business and community leaders. These leaders sought to end the cycle of poverty that goes hand in hand with an inadequate education. The mission of Cornerstone Schools is to provide Birmingham's urban children a Christ-centered environment of excellence in learning, character development, fine arts, and service to community. Cornerstone recognizes the unique challenges facing today's urban families and provides the tools and resources necessary for children to develop to their fullest potential while supporting parents in nurturing their child's personal and spiritual growth, enhancing self-esteem, and teaching personal responsibility.
One Fine Place
French Camp Academy, a Christ centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God. We provide a safe, stable, healing place for young people from families in crisis. The Presbyterian church established two schools in 1885: as The Central Mississippi Institute for girls and French Camp Academy for boys. In 1915, fire destroyed the girls' institute and the schools were combined under the name French Camp Academy. French Camp Academy accepts young people from all over the country who, for one reason or another, need a place to live and learn away from home. Though French Camp Academy has primarily served young people since its founding, it is currently developing programs to offer families that promote health and healing in relationships.
Public Charter Schools
Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, high-performing, college-preparatory, K to 12 public charter schools. Originally established in 2003, Achievement First has grown into a network that includes 22 public charter schools in four cities. The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.
Opening a world of opportunity
In recognition of the severe impoverishment of single-parent families in Arkansas, the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) was established in 1990. Modeled on successful incentive scholarship funds in two northwest Arkansas counties, the goal of the ASPSF is to assist low-income single parents to complete their post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. Our strategy is to work at the county level to organize affiliate scholarship funds operated by local residents and provide on-site assistance with all phases of affiliate development.
Lighting the way for little ones since 1972
Founded in 1972, the Little Light House (LLH) is a tuition-free Christian developmental center providing educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs ages birth to six. LLH provides highly individualized educational and therapeutic services in a loving Christian environment, all on a tuition-free basis. LLH's mission is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and communities.
Enabling progress through entrepreneurial action.
Enactus is global community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Guided by faculty advisors and business experts, participating students form teams on their campuses to create and implement community projects that empower people in need. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the skills and perspective necessary to become effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, Enactus today has more than 69,000 student participants on campuses in 36 countries.
Helping Denver's at-risk youth
The Colorado I Have a Dream® Foundation (CIHADF) helps Denver's most at-risk youth achieve their dreams through an award-winning, 12-year program of mentoring, academic assistance, life-skills development, cultural enrichment and partial scholarships for higher education. The seeds of failure take root on our inner city streets: poverty, drugs, violence, hunger, crime, underperforming schools, language barriers, whole neighborhoods disenfranchised. Through it all, or perhaps in spite of it, our children dream.
Helping kids succeed in school and achieve in life
Communities In Schools Dallas Region (CISDR) was founded in 1985 to address the growing number of high school dropouts in Dallas and surrounding areas. The mission of Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.Currently, CISDR operates in 62 schools in 12 school districts in Dallas, Collin, Ellis, and Hunt counties. CISDR's vision is to be recognized as experts in the field of dropout prevention and the leading provider of the highest quality, most effective services to at-risk schoolchildren.
Our education foundation
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) raises money from parents and the community to provide all Palo Alto Unified School District students an educational experience beyond what is possible with public funding. They aim to strengthen students' K-12 experience by supporting staff and innovative projects. PiE wholly focuses on fundraising to enhance educational excellence and is the embodiment of the community's value for education; the foundation represents a commitment to youth and an excellent public education.
Supporting the U.S. Air Force graduate community
Incorporated in 1968, the Association of Graduates (AOG) of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is the alumni association of the USAFA, dedicated to serving our graduates and members, enhancing the heritage of this premier institution and enriching the cadet experience by funding programs not supported by appropriated funds. The AOG's three-part mission is: to work in partnership with the Academy to produce and foster graduates with an enduring commitment to integrity, excellence, and service to country; to provide leadership, communication, and support to all the Academy's graduates, and promote camaraderie among them; and to promote the Academy's heritage, common tradition, and the accomplishments of its graduates.
Bringing hope to Denver's at-risk youth
Founded in 1985 by Tom Tillapaugh, The Denver Street School (DSS) is a Christian alternative high school primarily serving the troubled and at-risk youth of the Denver metropolitan area. DSS offers struggling students a second chance to earn a high school diploma through a fully accredited program in a small classroom setting. We believe that a quality education is the most effective approach to transforming many underprivileged members of our society into productive citizens, and serves the population of students in Metro Denver that have struggled with, dropped-out or been expelled from the public school system, helping them toward self-sufficiency through education.
Strength in numbers
The Sun Devil Club is a community owned organization focused on the funding and support of Sun Devil Athletics. These funds will be used by the Arizona State University athletic department with a financial goal of reaching and maintaining a budget that is in the top 15 nationally. The Sun Devil Club will also use this money in outreach efforts to strengthen youth athletics in our community.
Learning. Literacy. Living.
Since 1966, Guadalupe School has provided hope to thousands of Utah's children and adults through the transforming power of education. Our mission is to teach economically disadvantaged children and non-English speaking adults the vision and skills needed to live productive, rewarding lives.
Real World Experience. Life-Changing Results.
Washington Business Week helps people realize their potential by creating an experience in which students, business leaders and educators partner to teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers and citizens. Washington Business Week inspires personal and professional success in the global economy, thus furthering the values of free enterprise. The most compelling story of WBW is the impact we have made in the lives of teens throughout Washington State for almost 40 years. Continually we hear back from alumni of the program who point to Business Week as life-changing. That's our truest story – told through the lives of remarkable constituents of Washington Business Week.
Where every child has a voice
The Tucker-Maxon Oral School began in 1947 as a school where children with hearing loss learned to talk. Today we educate children with typical hearing and children with hearing loss together in small, collaborative classes. Our students who are deaf do not use sign language. Instead, with the help of digital hearing aids, cochlear implants, early diagnosis, and early intervention, our students who are deaf learn to speak and listen very well. The school operates three primary programs including the school for deaf and hearing children, a graduate program preparing teachers of deaf children, and the Technology Center for Oral Education.
Find your story here
The mission of Literary Arts is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 32-year history of serving Oregon's readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country's largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon's writers and independent publishers; Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland's public high schools; and Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival, which builds community around literature through author events, workshops, a book fair, and more. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve.
Partnering with nature to teach kids science
Our mission is to Inspire Enthusiasm for Science and a Love of Learning in Pre-K through 6th-grade students in Santa Clara County, CA. We teach inquiry-based, life, physical, earth, and social science to nearly 30,000 children per year. Since our founding in 1953, we have taught hundreds of thousands of children. Our two youth programs are School & Group Programs and Summer Science Camps. We are committed to ensuring these programs are available to low-income, academically at-risk, and underserved populations. We also offer family Science Safaris (weekend and evening programs). YSI maintains 3 park-based Science & Nature Centers (San Jose, Saratoga, and Los Gatos). Each Center has specialized and unique artifacts, collections, and resources that connect children with nature while teaching science. Our programs are founded on the best practices of both hands-on science and experiential environmental education, and are correlated to the science content standards for CA public schools.
Educating Christian Scientists, blessing the world
The Albert Baker Fund serves the Cause of Christian Science and mankind by providing resources for the education of Christian Scientists. The Fund was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists living in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. They created a fund which provided low-cost loans for American college students. Each student was expected to repay the loan over 10 years, replenishing the fund for future generations. They named the fund after Albert Baker, the older brother of Mary Baker Eddy, who is credited with shepherding her education. In addition to college, graduate, and vocational education, we also fund Christian Science nurses training, youth leadership activities such as DiscoveryBound's National Leadership Council for high school students, and scholarships for summer interns working at The Mother Church.
Explore the ideas of liberty
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) was founded in 1961 by Dr. F. A. Baldy Harper. Harper set up an institute devoted to research and education in the conviction that greater understanding of human affairs and freedom would foster peace, prosperity, and social harmony. Today, with a primary focus on students, the Institute continues the work begun by Baldy Harper. The mission of IHS is to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and who demonstrate the potential to help change the current climate of opinion to one more congenial to the principles and practice of freedom.
Helping students succeed
Founded in 1987, in cooperation with the Issaquah School District, the Issaquah Schools Foundation drives resources to help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. We strive to be the unifying organization that enables the Issaquah School District to provide access to exceptional opportunities district-wide that ignite learning, improve educational outcomes and prepare all students to be confident, competent and engaged citizens.
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in our nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. CRF specializes in social studies for K-12 schools, providing programs and curriculum materials that engage students in learning content and skills of informed and engaged citizens, including critical thinking, evidence-based writing/arguments, collaboration, and civil discussion.
Improving the lives of children by providing arts education
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. ARTS is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. Without our programs, children in these underfunded school districts would not have access to the arts. P.S. ARTS also coordinates with school administrators and parent groups to provide community outreach services designed to increase the community's capacity to advocate for educational equity and to provide critical cultural experiences for the entire family. P.S. ARTS programs help level the educational playing field by teaching creative and cognitive skills to students struggling to overcome economic, ability, or literacy barriers that will better equip them to be competitive and successful people.
The mission of the Blind Children's Learning Center is to provide early intervention, education and services for blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind children and their families to empower independence. A full range of programs and services are available to assist blind, visually impaired, and blind-deaf children from birth through 21 years of age. Core programs include Infant Family Focus (birth to six months), Early Childhood Center preschool (six months to six years), Outreach (K-12th grade) and Therapy Services (all ages). Comprehensive services, starting as early as possible and continuing through high school, include: pre-Braille and Braille instruction, specialized vision services, social opportunities, adaptive technology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mobility training and counseling
Leading the Way to Better Education
The Council For Educational Change is a statewide, 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to focus on LEADERSHIP to improve student achievement and address critical education issues. Since its inception, the Council for Educational Change has made remarkable strides. Our programs include the creation and continuation of new PASS© sites, development of the Wachovia Teachers and Teaching Initiative to train and retain new teachers, and development of the Educational Leadership Assessment© (ELA) online diagnostic tool for the individualized professional development of both aspiring and veteran principals.
Acting for change
To use entertainment-education via mass media to empower people to live healthier and more prosperous lives. We use a powerful communication tool to address the interconnected issues of the rights of women and girls, population, and the environment. This will help stabilize global population at a level that can live sustainably with the world's renewable resources.
To produce top-notch compelling work
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Berkshires (MA), with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people. Barrington Stage Company has become the fastest growing arts venue in Berkshire County, attracting more than 51,000 patrons each year, and gaining national recognition for its superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming.
Empowering young scholars by affording underserved students access to some of the country's finest independent schools
REACH Prep helps motivated and talented Black and Latino students from underserved communities in Fairfield and Westchester Counties and the Bronx gain admission to and thrive in rigorous independent schools. Upon placement, students benefit from a twelve-year educational continuum, including comprehensive academic enrichment, leadership training and supplementary individual and family guidance, which prepares them to succeed at competitive colleges.
Providing the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) was formed to address one of this nation's greatest economic and intellectual threats - the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and equipped for careers in those fields. To flourish in the 21st century, the United States must continue to generate intellectual capital that can drive the economic engine of our future prosperity. American students are falling behind in the essential subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at risk. The mission of the National Math and Science Initiative is to help provide the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.
The Solution to Reading Comprehension.
Mission: ReadWorks is committed to solving America's reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.Vision: Every child in the United States can read well with deep comprehension because all educators teach reading effectively with the superb reading content and curriculum they need.
Shift the Power
Her Justice, formerly known as inMotion Inc., engages the vast talent and resources of New York City's law firms, bringing together committed lawyers and determined women to secure life-changing results.At Her Justice, we believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation. We recruit volunteer attorneys from the City's law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives.
Great teachers. Bright futures.
Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom. From nearly 20 years of working in New York City's public schools, we've developed an understanding of realistic and lasting ways to improve student outcomes, and we're committed to real, measurable results.
We specialize in providing solutions for people who think and learn differently.
Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) strengthens literacy (reading, writing, and math) in the community with an emphasis on helping those with learning disabilities. We achieve our mission by providing research-based assessment, academic instruction, and counseling to individuals and small groups; consultation and training to schools and educators to improve the literacy of all children; and literacy resources (books, curricula, classes, tools) to children, families, and communities. We provide one-on-one evaluation and academic intervention for individuals with learning differences at offices in Boise, Caldwell, Hailey, and Ketchum. We partner with schools to provide special academic intervention programs for children who are at risk of educational failure.
Transform the lives of orphaned children
Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Jane Aronson, a renowned pediatric infectious disease and adoption medicine specialist, who has dedicated her life to working with children. Our mission is to transform the lives of orphaned children and help them to become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world. WWO addresses children's physical and mental health, their education and their ability to plan for and to achieve that is productive and fulfilling in their own countries.
Technology with Purpose
Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. We empower all students to create with technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. We are committed to creating more diversity in STEM and opening opportunities for students from underserved communities across the country.
Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids.
Rocking the Boat empowers young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social conditions to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Adam Green launched Rocking the Boat in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school. It has since developed into a fully sustainable independent non-profit organization annually serving nearly 3,000 young people and community members. Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids.
Our school house rocks
Harlem Village Academies is a K-12 public charter school district in Harlem, New York. Their culture of teacher ownership, teamwork and learning attracts the best and brightest educators whose vision is for students to become intellectually sophisticated, wholesome in character, avid readers, independent thinkers and compassionate individuals who make a meaningful contribution to society.
Improving the quality of public education
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) brings together students, parents, educators and administrators who all share a common goal: to improve the quality of public education by promoting and strengthening charter schools throughout the State of Illinois. At INCS, we believe strong charter schools help create a better public school system for everyone. Some of the benefits charter schools deliver include: Student Outcomes; Parent and Community Empowerment; and Innovation.
Fight genocide. Do not stand idly by.
Jewish World Watch works to mobilize synagogues, their schools, their members and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world. It is the mission of Jewish World Watch to: Educate target constituencies by developing appropriate materials and programs; Advocate for policies to stop or prevent genocide and other atrocities through community organization and mobilization; and Develop resources and allocate funds towards relief and development projects aimed at empowering and alleviating the suffering of survivors.
Exposing deception in the spiritual realm
Amazing Discoveries™ is committed to exposing deception in the spiritual realm and restoring the truth about God and His Word through the proclamation of the three angels' messages. We believe in the principles of the reformation as described in its motto: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gracia, Sola Christos. We base our beliefs on the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as they adhere to the Bible and are set forth in the book Principles of Life. We believe the Bible is the guidebook through which all may find salvation and restoration and recommend it to be read slowly, prayerfully, and frequently.
College. It's Possible.
For many students in Denver, continuing their education beyond high school doesn't seem like a viable option. Most often, it's not low grades or lack of extracurricular activities keeping them from pursuing their dreams. There are thousands of intelligent, hard-working individuals facing the most intimidating barrier to college of all -- they think it just isn't possible. But the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is changing that. DSF inspires and empowers Denver Public School students to enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions of higher education by providing the tools knowledge, and financial resources essential for success.
Changing Lives Through Education
New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success) changes the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities. We ensure that our students have the knowledge, skills, access and support to thrive at the nation's finest schools and colleges. We strive for a world in which young people's initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socio-economic status.
The power of collaboration at work
At Be The Change, Inc. we collaborate as a team of leaders, change makers, veterans, grassroots organizers, advocates, and innovators to foster cross-sector collaboration on a national level to advance broad-scale change in America. Our decades of service leading nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based initiatives, entrepreneurial enterprises and on active military service have brought us here. We organize coalitions and networks of leaders in the nonprofit, business, government, academic, military and faith communities to create a future where all Americans have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever.
Khan Academy works to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Producing public interest journalism that makes an impact
The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity produces public interest journalism that makes an impact. We are dedicated to the principles of transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility, and highlight their absence in state and local governments. We shine the bright light of transparency into government's darkest corners, and expose the facts about government mismanagement and overreach. Our reporting changes the world for the better. The Franklin Center's work has led to investigations; regulatory reforms and legislative overhauls; firings and resignations; and the prevention of bad policies. We change the prevailing narrative, and lay the foundation for long-term change.
Building connections, Advancing equity. Promoting success.
Founded in 1995, the mission of the National College Access Network (NCAN) is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams. NCAN provides member organizations with professional development, networking, benchmarking, and news from the field so they can deliver these services more effectively and to more students. Resources include conferences, webinars, and online tools such as guidebooks and manuals as well periodic regrants to implement new initiatives.
Preserving, endowing, inspiring
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation was established in 1989 by merging several pre-existing Kappa philanthropic funds into a single non-profit corporation, separate from the Fraternity, exclusively for the administration of funds for charitable and educational purposes. Program areas include scholarships, the Rose McGill Fund, educational and leadership programming, and museums such as The Heritage Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and The Stewart House Museum in Monmouth, Illinois. The Foundation works to deliver educational and leadership training, preserve the Fraternity's heritage from an historical perspective, provide scholarships and offer financial assistance to members in need by developing the financial resources to support these programs.
Experience is the teacher
Founded in 1977, the Ocean Institute works to inspire all generations through education to become responsible stewards for our oceans. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs. We are an educational facility specializing in innovative marine and social science programs. To learn maritime history and literature, students spend an entire night aboard the brig Pilgrim - each student hauling lines, hoisting sails, standing night watch and swabbing decks. Our vision is to be the world's best experiential ocean educational organization.
Tuition Assistance to Low-Income Students
Institute for Quality Education provides tuition assistance to low-income students, serves as a model for research and legislation and encourages all schools to improve by introducing competition into the system. The organization conducts research and analysis about the primary (K-12) educational system in Indiana including but not limited to school choice as it exists in many forms throughout the United States and elsewhere; and educates the general public and, in particular, Indiana residents about the primary educational system in Indiana.
Reduce the number of Law Enforcement officers injured and killed in the line of duty
The Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation works to reduce the number of Law Enforcement Officers injured and killed in the line of duty through training and education and support those who risk their lives every day for the safety of our community. With your help, DPSF offers advanced training programs to help law enforcement officers remain safe as they perform their duties, provide assistance to disabled officers and supports the families of officers killed in the line of duty.
Our community. Our profession. Our foundation.
The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) mobilizes our legal community around a cause that is a distinctive responsibility of our profession: ensuring that everyone in the Chicago metropolitan area has equal access to justice, particularly the low-income and disadvantaged people who are in most critical need of the protections of the legal system. Through grants, advocacy, pro bono and partnerships, the CBF takes a system-wide approach to improving access to justice and focuses on those objectives that are best achieved by the legal community working together.
What you do right now can change the world
As a global network and a movement for social justice, Women's Funding Network accelerates women's leadership and invests in solving critical social issues -- from poverty to global security -- by bringing together the financial power, influence and voices of more than 165 women's funds.
Dream, Plan, Succeed
Project SUCCESS motivates and inspires young people to dream about the future, helps them take steps to get there and gives them the tools they need to achieve their goals. We have a comprehensive curriculum delivered each month in a student's English classroom that provides time, space and support for students to reflect. We invite students and families to see professional theater. We host college tours, and provide students with support with their post-secondary plans. Each summer, we take middle school students on an immersive, seven day adventure in the wilderness, where they have opportunities to gain new skills, experience, and support.
Open a world of opportunity
College Possible was founded in 2000 because far too many college-capable low-income students fail to earn admission to college and complete their degree. A student from an upper income family is ten times as likely to earn a college degree as a low-income student. This trend has been widely identified not only as a fundamental problem of injustice, but also as a factor that will inhibit our country's ability to compete in the global economy in the years ahead. By providing low-income students with both the guidance and the basic tools necessary to compete effectively, College Possible has demonstrated that its program can dramatically improve students' chances of earning a college degree. To date, 98% of our students have earned admission to college and nearly 80 percent have graduated or are persisting towards their degree.
Leading the development of community resources in Oakland's public schools so that all kids can learn, grow, and thrive
The Oakland Public Education Fund leads the investment and management of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive.
Comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media
Media Matters for America is a web-based progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation - news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda - every day, in real time. Media Matters posts rapid-response items as well as longer research and analytic reports documenting conservative misinformation throughout the media. Additionally, Media Matters works daily to notify activists, journalists, pundits, and the general public about instances of misinformation, providing them with the resources to rebut false claims and to take direct action against offending media institutions.
Energies combine, potentials emerge
The mission of the Ingenuity Project is to prepare highly capable and motivated Baltimore students to achieve at nationally competitive levels in mathematics and science. The goal is to give city students the classroom advantages that wealthier county and private schools offer their populations with the expectation that Ingenuity students will take advanced placement courses in high school, attend college, and ultimately be prepared to become leaders in their chosen professions.
Democracy is a verb!
Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders. We do this by engaging youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise. We help low-income Chicago youth become meaningful actors in politics and, by doing so, we honor the Mikvas' decades of inspiring young adults to embark on careers in public service and politics. Since 2000, Mikva Challenge has trained over 40,000 young people through our elections, activism and policymaking programs. Through the Mikva process, young people connect with peers, adults and political issues, strategize about how to win their issue or campaign and take action to become real political participants.
Builds power by uniting people
USAction, founded in 1999, builds power by uniting people locally and nationally, on-the-ground and online, to win a more just and progressive America. We organize for power because unequal distribution of power allows the privileged few to pursue their own ends at the expense of the dignity and well-being of the many. We organize for power to guarantee all Americans the self-evident rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Building character and teaching critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America's most distressed communities.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America's most distressed communities. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is reaching out to underserved youth across the country. Through partnerships with youth-serving organizations and schools, the Foundation brings vital life lessons to America's most impressionable population, using baseball as the hook to engage kids.
Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids
The mission of Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids (SPARK) is to engage community partners to fund and promote initiatives that enhance educational excellence We bolster student achievement through the Innovative Grants program and other special projects. We encourage family involvement in education through the "SchoolFusion" online parent communication system. We create meaningful dialogue between the schools and the community. We work towards uniting community resources to invest in public schools.
Defending the homeland of democracy.
It is the goal of the Lexington Institute to inform, educate, and shape the public debate of national priorities in those areas that are of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as national security, education reform, tax reform, immigration and federal policy concerning science and technology. By promoting America's ability to project power around the globe we not only defend the homeland of democracy, but also sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies can thrive. The Lexington Institute believes in limiting the role of the federal government to those functions explicitly stated or implicitly defined by the Constitution. The Institute therefore actively opposes the unnecessary intrusion of the federal government into the commerce and culture of the nation, and strives to find nongovernmental, market-based solutions to public-policy challenges.
A Dictionary is a Necessity!
The Dictionary Project works to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade. Since our founding in 1995, over 18 million children have received dictionaries because thousands of people saw the same need in communities all over the United States.
We Remove Barriers to Opportunity
Georgia Center for Opportunity is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing opportunity and improving the quality of life for all Georgians. Our mission is to remove barriers to opportunity.Our vision is for Georgia to be a place where all have a real chance to prosper. We believe everyone should have the chance to succeed through talent and hard work, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Georgia Center for Opportunity's overarching goal is to move individuals from dependency to self-sufficiency.
Inspired by excellence. Transformed for life.
The Cathedral Arts Project mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives. We are committed to serving the youth of Northeast Florida and believe participation in the arts can be the catalyst for extraordinary change. To that end, we will continue to grow our programming until we reach our vision for tomorrow, and every child has equal access to an arts-rich education.
Serving the Jewish people locally, in Israel, and throughout the world
Founded in 1992, the Knoxville Jewish Alliance (KJA) is a single organization that runs both our local Arnstein Jewish Community Center and our local Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) affiliate. KJA's mission is to serve the Jewish people locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.
Inspiring young people and expanding their learning through the arts
Founded in 2001, Arts for Learning (A4L) is dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources. As a leading source of arts integrated programs in Miami, A4L connects the arts to other subjects to support academic achievement and child development. A4L's comprehensive services include teacher and artist professional development, arts-integrated instruction, student studio programs, community art programs, student internships, and mentoring.
Providing training and education on public issues
The Interfaith Education Fund (IEF) provides training and education for community, civic, and religious organizations and for the general public on public issues affecting the welfare of the Southwestern U.S. IEF's programs include the educational initiative, training parents in theories of education and school restructuring; the Mott Foundation, raising funds to support the work of IEF and the education initiative in particular; the civic culture initiative, providing training and organizing assistance to volunteer leaders seeking to engage their neighbors in conversation and action on community issues; and work strategy, providing training, organizing and research assistance to volunteer community leaders on the state of local, national and world economics and labor markets.
A museum of living history
For more than 50 years, the Academy of Achievement has sparked the imagination of students across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the greatest thinkers and achievers of the age. The annual International Achievement Summit has provided thousands of outstanding students with an unforgettable, life changing experience. Since 1961, these forums have allowed exceptional students to interact one-on-one with Nobel Prize-winners in the arts and sciences, world-renowned public servants, crusading journalists, intrepid explorers, revered humanitarians, world champion athletes, legendary figures of stage and screen, and countless others who represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields.
Serving the needs of county law enforcement nationwide
Founded in 1995, the United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association (USDSA) awards needed equipment, free of charge, to mostly rural, underfunded county law enforcement agencies. Our provided services include: emergency disaster relief of $2,000 to members killed in the line of duty; members may attend defensive tactics or tactical entry seminars; and we award equipment to departments who need it. Equipment is typically in the form of bulletproof vests, camcorders and general officer safety items.
Promoting academically rich and purposeful education
The mission of The Houston A+ Challenge is to promote an academically rich and purposeful education for more of our children and to demonstrate how such an education could become possible for all our children. We do this by investing in people, through initiatives that coach teachers and school leaders to acquire the skills they need to help students of diverse backgrounds succeed academically, professionally and socially. Houston A+ has supported public school improvement in the Houston area since 1997. Houston A+ Challenge initiatives are guided by three imperatives: we promote personalization of classrooms and working communities; we facilitate networks and relationships, so that parents, educators, communities and the business sector can work in collaboration to improve schools; and we focus on teaching and learning, by training educators to assess diverse learning styles and select effective teaching strategies to reach each student.
Supporting literacy through newspapers in education
The Readers Are Leaders Foundation was founded in 1999 by The Houston Chronicle to promote newspapers as effective tools for improving the academic skills of young people in the Greater Houston, Texas area. The Foundation has a two-fold purpose: to encourage schoolchildren to read, and to foster a better understanding of current events and world affairs by these children. Programs include the Adopt-a-class program, which provides free newspaper subscriptions and a variety of teaching guides to needy classrooms; the Family-based Literacy program, providing educational assistance to students and family of 47 inner-city school communities in the Houston area; and Club Chronicle, where children and adults can improve their reading skills by reading serial stories.
Rebuilding communities one homeowner at a time
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Since 1991, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley has transformed homes and lives by repairing and rebuilding homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, the disabled and families with children. Each year, more than 1,300 volunteers gather to complete both critical repairs and accessibility modifications, enabling residents to live in warmth, safety and independence. All work is provided at no cost to the owner, with materials provided through donations and funds from area businesses, organizations, and private individuals. The impact extends beyond the individuals served to our community through revitalizing and stabilizing vulnerable neighborhoods. Since inception, over 31,000 local volunteers have renovated over 2,600 homes and facilities in the community.
Inspiring hands-on learning
Founded in 1994, the RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching) mission is to help educators transform a child's learning experience through hands-on education to inspire the joy and discovery of learning. We provide educators and community groups with creative ideas, materials, and training to promote hands-on learning in science, math, technology, and art. To learn 21st century skills - critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration - students need to be actively engaged in solving meaningful problems. RAFT connects thousands of educators with the inspiration and affordable resources students need to work, think, innovate and learn creatively.
Transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization founded within Stanford University's Athletic Department in 1998 with the mission to transform the culture of youth sports so every youth athlete has a positive, character-building experience. During the last 12 years, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth through partnerships with more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide. PCA has presented over 9,000 workshops, training more than 430,000 coaches, parents, organization leaders and athletes. PCA's Double-Goal Coach® curriculum helps coaches adapt the model that the first goal is winning and the second, more important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. PCA material for Second-Goal Parents™ trains parents to focus on children's life lessons and not the scoreboard. PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor™ program develops youth who are committed to improving themselves, their teammates and their sport as a whole.
Extraordinary change requires extraordinary people.
By placing thousands of leaders into organizations and positions where they can make a meaningful difference, Education Pioneers is poised to change the lives of millions of students. With your support, we can get there. As a national nonprofit organization, Education Pioneers relies on a combination of philanthropy and program fees to operate our current programs and expand our work.
Raising environmental awareness and inspiring stewardship and sustainability.
Walking Mountains Science Center works to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a science learning center, we offer hands-on, innovative field science programs for over 3,500 students each school year, summer youth science camps, adult seminars, guided half and full day hikes, and year-round interpretive programs for people of all ages. Residents and visitors can participate in our programs at our main campus in Avon, the Vail Nature Center, and the Nature Discovery Center at the top of Vail Mountain. Previously called the Gore Range Natural Science School when it was founded in 1998, Walking Mountains began as a grassroots effort that has grown year-by-year, bolstered by tremendous support from the community. At Walking Mountains Science Center, we believe that nature is for everyone.
Exploring the intersections of contemporary art and society
The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was founded in 1985 by Pony Ault and the noted architect and artist William Lumpkins, both of whom sought to provide a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue a brief, intense period of study with critically acclaimed visiting artists. SFAI takes as its mission an exploration of the intersections of contemporary art and society. By bringing together prominent individuals and institutions in the arts, sciences, and humanities, SFAI enlivens local, national, and international discourse through residencies, lectures, workshops, publications, exhibitions, and educational and outreach programming. In support of this mission, SFAI has developed a wide range of programs aimed at serving artists at various stages of their careers and diverse audiences.
Shaping the future of the west
The Sonoran Institute's mission is to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them. We work at the nexus of commerce, community, and conservation to help people in the North American West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the values which brought them here. We envision a West where civil dialogue and collaboration are hallmarks of decision making, where people and wildlife live in harmony, and where clean water, air, and energy are assured.
Building businesses, changing lives.
Ventures empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership. Founded in 1995, we have adapted the Grameen model-a microfinance model that makes small loans to groups of disadvantaged women-to the Puget Sound region and the business landscape in the United States, providing business training, financial support, and resources tailored to low-income entrepreneurs. We are a certified Community Development Financial Institution and a Small Business Administration Microloan Program Intermediary lender. Ventures is a national leader in microenterprise development, offering effective programming, sustainable operations, and innovative growth strategies to create an always-increasing impact on our community. Prior to the spring of 2015, Ventures was known as Washington Community Alliance for Self-Help (CASH).
"Saving wild ocean places, for us and future generations"
Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them.Marine Conservation Institute is a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations.
Collaborate. Innovate. Advocate.
The San Francisco Education Fund acts as a bridge between the community and the classroom in order to increase the availability and impact of resources for students and teachers throughout San Francisco public schools. Our integrated approach: supports teachers with training and resources to enhance their classroom practice; matches volunteer skills with teacher requests; engages students to create positive changes in their schools; unites families, service providers, businesses and others to build stronger school communities; and informs district policy through community input and strategic partnerships. Implementing both school site and district level strategies enables the Education Fund to incubate and disseminate innovative approaches to improving student success and build a shared sense of responsibility to strengthen our public schools.
People United to Enrich the Neighborhood Through Education
PUENTE Learning Center helps children, youth, and adults build strong educational foundations, find meaningful employment, and improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. The organization provides education and workforce training in East and South Los Angeles, communities with high unemployment, low educational attainment, and great potential. Offering tuition-free, technology-enhanced instruction to 4,100 students annually, PUENTE has impacted over 85,000 individuals since 1985. PUENTE sets children and youth on a pathway to college and careers through academically-focused preschool, charter kindergarten, and after-school programs. Adults become fluent in English, earn their high school diploma, gain digital literacy and 21st Century workplace skills and can achieve an industry-recognized IT credential. Through individualized instruction, PUENTE meets all students where they are, including providing services tailored for the needs of veterans and their families.
Project GRAD Los Angeles is an exemplary college readiness and success organization that works to raise the college graduation rate in a high-need region of Los Angeles by helping students and families navigate the path to and through college. We believe that the transformative power of a college education ignites the full potential of first-generation students, their families, and their communities.