What We DO

The Case for Our Work...

For many, the work required in educating a student begins in the early moments of planning for and teaching a young person a concept, and the fruit of their labor manifests when they see the first glimpse of understanding in their student’s face.

For our team, the work begins long before these moments and ultimately ensures such instances occur as often as they should. Our work lives in the tough exchanges that challenge us all to approach education with a posture of serving all students rather than a select group. It’s in ensuring sufficient funding is available and that financing the next generation’s future through education is seen as a responsibility rather than an option. Our work lives in the advancement of solutions that consider students from varying income backgrounds and racial communities as well as systems leaders who hold equity as a priority in their districts. In order to close the opportunity gaps occurring disproportionately across Black, Brown and low-income communities, it’s in ensuring that only the most talented and passionate educators are matched with the students with the greatest need.

Education is the critical pivot point upon which access, opportunity and action meet. It’s our mission to ensure that every student has a shot at living out their full potential.
– Raymond Pierce, CEO & President

Our work resides in arming families, advocates, and influencers to make informed decisions about who among their elected officials are making choices that are aligned with their needs and the state’s future. It’s in informing and challenging policymakers and the information upon which they make critical decisions for all students in their state. The evidence of our work comes in the critical groundwork that we lay to ensure that research is carried out with Black, Brown, and low-income communities in mind as well as ensuring the findings are thoroughly vetted and placed into the hands of key decisions makers so they see the undeniable case for providing a just education to all students so that social inequity may be remedied with a sense of urgency.

Scope & Scale of Work Graphic ver 2-min