Technovation (formerly Iridescent)
Empower girls and families to identify community problems and create tech and engineering solutions that develop their leadership and creative problem-solving skills.
New Leaders works 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.
Teaching Matters, Inc.
Teaching Matters’ aim is to develop and retain great teachers, and measurably increase their ability to give students in urban public schools an excellent education.
The mission of the KIPP Foundation is to create a respected, influential, national network of public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.
Jumpstart helps break the cycle of poverty, giving children the "jumpstart" they need in life by working to provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and to promote quality early learning for all.
Within a safe and caring environment, Safe Passage provides a comprehensive and integrated program that fosters hope, good health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency, self esteem and confidence.
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
Bell exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced communities by working to create high-quality learning opportunities for the children who need them most so that they, too, can develop the skills, interests, and determination to excel.
Youth Speaks Inc
Youth Speaks works to shift the perceptions of youth by combating illiteracy, alienation, and silence, creating a global movement of brave new voices bringing the noise from the margins to the core. We create safe spaces that empower the next generation of leaders, self-defined artists, and visionary activists through written and oral literacies.
Quality teachers are the lifeblood of a strong educational system. Educators have the potential to transform the lives of their students. Yet, more often than not, great teachers often do not have access to the kind of support they need to be as effective as possible. These organizations focus on recruiting, training and supporting top-notch educators to ensure that students are learning from the best.
Millions of children around the world are still not enrolled in school. In the U.S., the cost of higher education can be discouragingly high, prohibiting some of our nations brightest minds from reaching their full potential. These organizations are working to provide students around the world with the opportunity to receive an education--whether it is a first grader in India or an aspiring chemical engineer in the U.S.
Nonprofits in this group are shaking up the education establishment and building a new model for providing high quality education. Improving the content of school curricula, exploring effective methods for teaching, and developing innovative programs to help students achieve success are all critical to providing students with the best education possible.
Classrooms stocked with textbooks, paper and pencils are essential to a quality education. School supplies like microscopes and computers are critical tools that enable students to learn. Yet, many schools in the U.S. and abroad lack the fundamental resources critical to providing an excellent education. These select nonprofits work to bring much needed supplies and infrastructure to schools across the United States and around the globe.