Mission and Values


The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) is a public charity whose mission is to advance equity and excellence in education in the American South.



SEF wishes to be known for its commitment to combating poverty and inequality through education. It values a South and a nation with a skilled workforce that sustains an expanding economy, where civic life embodies diversity and democratic values and practice, and where an education system provides all students with fair chances to develop their talents and contribute to the common good. 

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