We are grateful to have support from various local and national organizations who believe in the urgency of our mission and have confidence in our strategic plan to effectively serve our students. Below, we have provided a description of the work and focus of each of our most ardent supporters.
Building Excellent Schools is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, growth and quantifiable success of high-performing, urban charter schools nationwide. The core of the organization’s work is the Building Excellent Schools fellowship – a highly-selective, yearlong executive training program that prepares participants to execute successfully on all aspects of charter school creation and leadership, including school operations and finance, governance, teacher recruitment, curriculum design, and school culture. Fellows go on to found and lead exemplary urban charter schools. The BES portfolio of schools includes a national charter school of the year, the highest-performing public school in Harlem, and a school that serves as the model for middle school reform in Denver.
The Walton Family Foundation invests nationally in programs that empower parents to choose the best educational options for their children. This is accomplished in part by the foundation’s support of new charter schools that demonstrate the highest potential to dramatically improve student achievement, particularly in underserved communities.
Newark Charter School Fund contributes to the public school sector in Newark, New Jersey by engaging in grantmaking that supports development of the quality and sustainability of Newark’s charter schools.
Victoria Foundation is a private grant making institution, which was founded in 1924 by Mr. Hendon Chubb in honor of his mother, Victoria Eddis Chubb. Since the early 1960’s the Foundation’s trustees have targeted giving to programs that impact the cycle of poverty in Newark, New Jersey. In the 1970’s, a second priority was initiated to protect the environment throughout the state of New Jersey. Within Newark, funded projects address K-12 education reform, neighborhood revitalization, and strengthening youth and families.