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For More Than
150 Years,

the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) has been a leader in advancing creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for students of color and low-income students in the South. Our work is achieved through analyzing and amplifying promising ideas through research, cultivating strategic connections across sectors through advocacy & government affairs, and developing and growing the capacity of leaders and influencers in the field.

2019 Governor Races

Governors play a crucial role in directing a state’s education policy. For this reason, SEF has compiled critical education policy stances from the Democratic and Republican candidates running for governorships in the South for the 2019 elections.

Our Impact

More than 70 school districts & social justice
groups were supported by
our efforts in 2018 alone.

Our Impact

We have contributed 50+ publications
to the conversation on education equity
in the last decade.

Our Impact

We have cultivated over 280 leaders poised to address equity challenges in the education system over the last decade.

Our Impact

Our Southern Policy & Practice Network comprises 35 members representing 6 southern states working collectively to advocate for equity.

Engage today to
change the reality
of a child.


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