Every student in America deserves a chance for a great life. But too many students and families—especially those who live in large cities, who are black or Hispanic, or who struggle with poverty—need better public schools and school systems. In our home city of Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the country, the need is particularly significant.
That’s why we start each day by asking ourselves: How can we help our partners and grantees create better conditions in America’s public schools to prepare all students for a productive life? How can we create more high-quality options for families? And how can we give great teachers and school leaders the support they need to keep improving? How can we make a difference in our home state of California and our hometown of Los Angeles?
Our grantees and the leaders we support are relentless in their pursuit of providing an excellent education for every child. With teachers, school leaders, parents and community members, we are committed to improving our public schools and making sure every family has access to a great school. Our students deserve no less.