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recommended by 103 Education experts at 13 Top National Education Nonprofits
#1 Teach For America Teach for America's mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
#2 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
#3 KIPP Foundation KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 99 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 26,000 students.
#4 New Teacher Project The New Teacher Project’s mission is to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom.
#5 Harlem Children's Zone The Harlem Children's Zone's mission is to improve the lives of poor children in America's most devastated communities.
#6 Education Trust The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people—especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.
#7 NewSchools Venture Fund NewSchools is committed to transforming public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed.
#8 New Leaders Our mission is to ensure high academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color, by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.
#9 Achieve Achieve is leading the effort to make college and career readiness a national priority so that the transition from high school graduation to postsecondary education and careers is seamless.
#10 The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation The Mission of The Broad Foundations: Transforming K-12 urban public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition; Making significant contributions to advance major scientific and medical research; Fostering public appreciation of contemporary art by increasing access for audiences worldwide; Leading and contributing to major civic projects in Los Angeles.
#11 New Teacher Center The New Teacher Center is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders.
#12 Uncommon Schools Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable.
#13 Achievement First 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 will 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 for our communities.
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