We are committed to students of color and low-income students in the South. We believe that we have an obligation as a nation to provide young people with a high-quality education that begins in early childhood and carries them through the post-secondary opportunities of their choice.
Who We Are
We Are The Southern Education Foundation
The Southern Education Foundation’s mission is to advance creative solutions to ensure equity and excellence in education for students of color and low-income students in the South.
Our Equity Definition
We believe we have achieved equity when systems work to ensure that each student receives what they need in order to develop to their full academic and social potential. The goal of equity is to create a world where race and income are no longer the most reliable predictors of student success.
We fully embrace our role as an advocate and are committed to standing in the gap to champion the issues and causes that matter most to the children, families, and communities we serve. We filter all of our work through an “equity and inclusion” lens, and our actions are infused with the integrity and compassion that inspire our work.