Focus Areas

Public Education

The Foundation collaborates to build solutions in public education through the key areas of leadership, policy, governance, and engagement to inspire systems change and impact students’ lives. Because of the complexity of the educational system, our approach is multifaceted. We partner with school networks and districts demonstrating innovative practices, advocacy organizations working to ensure that policies and governance structures, including all levels of leadership, prioritize student needs, and community-based groups dedicated to strengthening parent and community voices. Promoting the importance of visionary leadership at all levels, we place particular emphasis on efforts that develop effective teacher and school leaders.

We support models that demonstrate the power of aligning and integrating strong policy, sound governance, excellent leadership, and meaningful engagement. This approach has resulted in greater opportunities for students, strong academic gains, and system-wide impact, as exemplified by our ongoing work with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.