NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy that seeks to transform public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed – especially those in schools that do not currently work for them. To achieve this goal, NewSchools identifies the most promising and innovative education entrepreneurs and helps them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the children and educators they serve. Since our founding in 1998, we have raised more than $300 million and invested it in a national portfolio of entrepreneurial ventures, including schools, teacher and leader development programs and educational technology companies. These investments have improved educational outcomes for more than 15 million students. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reinvent K-12 education to help students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans.
The DC Schools Fund seeks to accelerate the improvement of public education in Washington, DC, especially for underserved students. By 2017, we aim to double the number of high quality charter school seats in DC, while shrinking the number of underperforming charter schools. To date, we have invested in organizations focused on running excellent schools, sourcing leadership talent, and advocating for the creation of optimal conditions that will allow quality schools to thrive.
To learn more, please visit http://www.newschools.