Mission & Vision


Mission Statement:

The Southern Education Foundation’s mission is to advance creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for low-income students and students of color in the South. 


Vision Statement: 

The Southern Education Foundation envisions a world where every student, regardless of background, enjoys an education that propels them toward the opportunity-rich life they deserve. 


Scope & Scale of Work:

While the scale of the work is significant, SEF believes that such an approach is a necessity in order to bring authentic education equity to fruition at all levels of education. The Southern Education Foundation carries out its work across three important dimensions inclusive of the domain where its work is centered (pre-K through post-secondary), the strategies SEF employs toward accomplishing its vision (Analysis & Solutions, Advocacy, and Leadership Development) and where geographically there is greatest need for its work (the southern United States). Find out Why the South is an integral place to forge change in the push for education equity.                                                                                                                                                                                   



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