Supporting efforts to build social and economic liberation for Black and Latinx students from low-income backgrounds by investing in high academic standards, excellent teaching and culturally relevant education.
Every student deserves an education that will help them thrive, in school and in life. In today’s world, a strong education is the gateway to careers, to financial security, to supporting a family. Yet due to historical policies and structural racism, far too many children, particularly in low-income communities of color, do not get an education that puts them on the path to success.
We seek to partner with communities to change the odds for historically marginalized students, dramatically increasing the number who graduate from high school ready for college and careers.
As families everywhere know, the greatest predictor of a student’s success is their teacher. That is why we focus primarily on helping teachers through stronger preparation, stronger support and stronger learning materials, and through reshaping education systems to foster great teaching.
We also know that if we want our education system to serve low-income students of color as effectively as it serves their peers, racial equity must be at the forefront of this work. For us, racial equity informs everything we do and support, from increasing the numbers of educators of color to advocating for more equitable policies and practices within school systems.
We are committed to working closely with our grantees to understand the challenges they face and the needs we can help them address during the COVID-19 global pandemic. View our communications toolkit for school systems and resources for distance learning. >>