What we do

We are advocates, we do research, we educate communities, and we provide professional development to schools and educators.

Our values underpin everything we do.

  • Equitable access to quality education is key
  • Our approach is grounded in data and analysis, and leverages local and national best practices
  • We work collaboratively and across traditional and charter public and private sectors
  • We operate District-wide and are respectful of the needs of individual communities, and the linguistic and cultural heritage of all DC residents
  • We support both exisiting and new programs
  • We are open to all languages and cultures
  • We believe in the power of multigenerational education and cross cultural communication
  • We are big picture – education must be linked to jobs and DC’s economy, and is a lifelong endeavor