Return to the Priorites

Systems Change

Education Anew
Communities for Just Schools Fund

While a quality education won’t eliminate deeply entrenched social barriers like racism and poverty, it can begin to begin to unlock some of the doors of opportunity that have previously remained closed for too many children in America.

Promise 54
54 Collective

An activist community of leaders with a common passion for building thriving, equity-focused organizations which support adults to produce their greatest impact for kids

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Equity Audit
Beloved Community

At Beloved Community, they believe that the default systems in our country are designed to segregate.  When one questions and challenges the default, we can dismantle it and build equitable systems in its place.

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A Roadmap for Schools and Systems
Catalyst Education

A national nonprofit that catalyzes equity, innovation, and improvement in education by connecting leaders to critical expertise, knowledge, and resources.

National Charter Collaborative
Charter Collaborative

The National Charter Collaborative (NCC) supports single-site charter school leaders of color whose schools reflect the hopes and dreams of their students and cultural fabric of their communities. Charter school leaders of color are a critical, yet overlooked, collective representing an estimated one-fourth of charter schools impacting over 335,000 students across the U.S.

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Continuum on being an anti-racist organization
Crossroads Ministry of Chicago

One example of a continuum on becoming an anti-racist organization

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Decolonization is not a metaphor
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society

Article to bring attention to how settler colonialism has shaped schooling and educational research in the United States and other settler colonial nation-states. The invisibilized dynamics of settler colonialism mark the organization, governance, curricula, and assessment of compulsory learning, and concerned with how settler perspectives and world views get to count as knowledge and research and how these perspectives are activated in order to rationalize and maintain unfair social structures. This work is done alongside many others who don’t allow the real and symbolic violences of settler colonialism to be overlooked.

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UnifiED School Launch Program
Diverse Charter Schools Coalition

The Diverse Charter Schools Coalition connects members with each other and with outside resources to help improve their practice. We amplify the stories of success that prove that school integration is possible and worth trying. We advocate that government and philanthropic support incentivizes demographic diversity in public schools.

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The Core Four of Personalized Learning
Education Elements

The prevalence of personalized learning is increasing across the country, educators are considering how to ensure they succeed with their personalized learning implementations. Core Four Elements of Personalized Learning developed by Education Elements guides these educators as they seek to infuse personalized learning into their classrooms and schools.

Education For Sharing
Education For Sharing

E4S offers 4 programs: Sports, Science, Art and Initiatives. Each of the programs reinforce civic values: empathy, tolerance, gender equality, and are based around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Students are prepared to thrive in the 21st century with social-emotional skills and an understanding of global challenges that empowers them as changemakers.

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Leaders of Color Initiative
Education Reform Now

Education Reform Now (ERN) builds networks of progressive champions, allies, and supporters across the political and policymaking arenas to expand what works and change what is broken in the public education system.

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EduLead Fellowship
Equity Institute

The Equity Institute is an education based nonprofit helping to ensure young people have access to educational experiences that allow them to build the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the world. Through its premier educator retention and talent development program, the EduLead Fellowship, the organization leverages a diverse community of educators to promote diversity and equity in their school communities and beyond.​

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Transforming Lives Through Education
Immigrants Rising

Back in 2006, undocumented students had little information, resources, and support to help them pursue higher education. As teachers and mentors, Carrie Evans and Katharine Gin found out that undocumented students were excluded from most opportunities available to their native-born classmates, such as government financial aid, loans, and most private scholarships. Carrie and Kathy started Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) to support undocumented students, at the same time as undocumented students were advocating for opportunities to learn and improve their own lives. In 2018, we changed our name to Immigrants Rising to better reflect who we are, what we represent, and where we are headed. Our collective power is helping our nation edge closer to fulfilling its ideal as a land of opportunity and access for all.

The Equity Project
Indiana University

Mission to provide evidence based information specific to issues of school discipline, school violence, special education and equality of educational opportunity for all students. The project provides data on these issues, focuses on the causes and conditions that create inequities, and provide technical assistance to educational industries seeking to create equitable school systems. The Equity Project supports educators and educational institutions in developing and maintaining safe, effective, and equitable learning opportunities for all students.

Maslow Development, Inc.
Maslow Development, Inc.

We co-design and develop real estate and community ecosystems.The ultimate goal of Maslow is to increase the economic mobility of families in disadvantaged communities by influencing the neighborhood ecosystem to better serve its residents.

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The Moonshot Fellowship
Moonshot EdVentures

Moonshot edVentures builds the pipeline of diverse leaders to design and launch the learning environments of tomorrow in Metro Denver, and is setting an example for early stage leadership preparation for cities across the country. To date, Moonshot has supported 68 Fellows to design and lead charter schools, micro-schools, district turnaround schools, and after school programs. Throughout the Fellowship, Moonshot Fellows build their entrepreneurial muscle, and explore their leadership of people, instruction, strategy and operations. Moreover, Moonshot works to keep “self” at the center, both in terms of identity and self-care.  The Moonshot Fellowship takes place in three stages, with Fellows collaborating with the Moonshot team to identify whether the Fellow carries the readiness and commitment to continue to the next stage of the Fellowship.

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The Native American Community Academy (NACA)

The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in elementary, middle and high school (grades K-12th), NACA is a small school that focuses on identity through culture & language, holistic wellness, community & family, and academic preparation. Our philosophy is grounded in both the Indigenous thought and a rigorous approach to career-preparatory education.   We require excellence from our students, dedication from our teachers, and commitment from our parents.

The NDN Changemaker Fellowship
NDN Collective

Build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet. The NDN Changemaker Fellowship is designed to invest in the visions, leadership, and development of Indigenous Changemakers. We believe that our people have the creativity, innovation, and determination to build healthy, resilient futures; defending our homelands and rights, developing model regenerative Nations, and decolonizing and healing our communities and families.

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NACSA's National Policy Index
National Association for Charter School Authorizers

NACSA is an independent voice for effective charter school policy, education reform, and strategic charter authorizing practices that lead to great public schools and improved public education across our country.

The Black Teacher Project
National Equity Project

The Black Teacher Project’s mission is to sustain and develop Black teachers to lead and reimagine schools as communities of liberated learning. Our vision is that every student will benefit from the diversity, excellence, and leadership of an empowered Black teaching force.

National Equity Project
National Equity Project

At the National Equity Project, leaders transform their systems into equitable, resilient, and liberating environments. They provide consulting and coaching to help leaders and teams make informed decisions and take more effective action, and design and facilitate professional learning experiences for educators and other leaders to reimagine and redesign their systems for equity. Their services build culture, conditions, and competencies for excellence and equity in districts,  organizations, foundations, and communities.

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Project Destined
Project Destined

Project Destined is launching a nation-wide paid, Virtual Internship Program in Real Estate for diverse, high school and undergraduate students. Project Destined is proud to partner with leading Commercial Real Estate Firms to provide an 8-week internship program and create a pathway for new leaders and owners in the sector.

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is a public, tuition-free, charter school, providing an anti-racist collaborative community and rigorous education, while providing access to civic leadership and college success for all scholars in Seattle.

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Resources for resilience
Resources for Resilience

The mission at Resources for Resilience is to share practical tools to build up and support everyone’s resilience. Offering trauma-informed and resiliency-focused programs to individuals, organizations, and entire communities. RFR was formed in response to the public health crisis of adverse childhood experiences and seeks to address the ongoing stress that many of us face every day. The easy-to-use strategies that we offer are intended for anyone to use as we work to prevent future adversity and help people stay healthy and connected during tough times believing that everyone has the ability to deepen their resilience and experience better days.

The Roca Impact Institute

Roca’s mission is to be a relentless force in disrupting incarceration, poverty, and racism by engaging the young adults, police, and systems at the center of urban violence in relationships to address trauma, find hope, and drive change.

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A systems map of generational trauma in the rural South
Rural Opportunity Schools

Our lifetime vision is a system that builds the capacity of rural, majority-black, communities to support people's healing from adversity to achieve health, safety, connection, and self-determination.

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Stockton Empowerment Economic Demonstration
Stockton Empowerment Economic Demonstration

The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) is the nation’s first mayor led guaranteed income demonstration. The cash was completely unconditional, with no strings attached and no work requirements. Aiming to test a simple yet innovative solution to poverty and inequality, SEED’s preliminary findings show how just $500 a month can provide the dignity and agency that everyone deserves.

The Barnraisers Project
The Barnraisers Project

The Barnraisers Project coaches and trains white people to organize their friends, neighbors and colleagues for racial equity.

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Young Leaders Strong City Youth Advisory Council
The Imagining Freedom Institute

The IF Institute’s training method is based in anti-racism fundamentals, historical analysis and understanding power dynamics in systems and structures. The IF Institute works with organizations to create an equitable plan of change and/or equity audit/assessment. Their goal is to help organizations develop racial equity frameworks, historical analysis and a strategic action plan through customized trainings and ongoing consultation.

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Believe Circle City High School
The Mind Trust

BELIEVE Circle City High School is a public college and career preparatory high school dedicated to the achievement of students in the Indianapolis area. Our mission is to develop students into leaders through a community that fosters their agency, autonomy, and acceleration— providing a foundation for future independence and success.

Eight Million Stories
The New Teacher Project

Focuses on providing disconnected youth who have been pushed out of our school system, with an opportunity to complete their education and obtain meaningful employment. Drastically reducing the recidivism rates of justice involved youth in the city of Houston. The success of our program will assist school districts and the juvenile justice system in finding alternative pathways for students who are not succeeding in traditional school settings.

Understanding Systemic Racism and Resulting Inequity in Latino Communities
Unidos US

This paper offers a “primer,” the first of a series, detailing historical examples of systemic racism against Hispanics across selected areas and how this phenomenon persists and affects the well-being of Latinos today.† Examining this history can help policymakers, the public, racial justice advocates, and Latinos themselves better understand the structural factors influencing communities of color and why it is essential to fully include Latinos in a shared movement toward racial equity for all Americans

Dream It
United We Dream

When you're undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. United We Dream transforms that fear into finding your voice to empower people to develop their leadership, organizing skills, and to develop campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.

Teacher Professional Development

Virtuoso Education Consulting LLC is the management consulting firm that business leaders across many sectors come to when they are seeking outsourcing services and sustainable results. Our company supports organizational change through analysis of existing organizational structures, development of action plans for improvement , and  training stakeholders in the skills needed to accomplish desired outcomes. We're passionate about always doing the best thing for our clients, our people, and our communities, even when it isn't easy.

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Community Activist Fellowship
Wayfinder Foundation

Wayfinder’s mission is to build a national network of place-based activists who make trouble and win battle for justice. In the end we want our grantees to be the national face for social change at the grassroots.

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oneTILT’s mission is to grow education managers to lead from a place of equity and innovation.

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