The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) works to advance creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all. SEF is a public charity with offices in Atlanta, Georgia.
Through a variety of programs and strategies involving research, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach, SEF works to:
Improve education policy and practice
Inform the public about education issues and policy options
Strengthen parent, school, and private sector efforts to better meet the needs of underachieving students and prepare America's future workforce
Promote a high quality of universal education
From the beginning in 1867, SEF has been a small organization with a huge, timeless mission: to improve educational excellence and equity in the South. Today, in a global village, SEF believes that America needs to develop the talents and contributions of all people in order to thrive and create a prosperous future for everyone.