Innovate Public Schools
Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit school reform organization focused on making sure that low-income students and students of color in the Bay Area receive an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. We publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions, and we build the capacity of parents, community leaders and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools. Innovate Public Schools was founded in late 2012 to meet the need for a new kind of organization that could be a catalyst for urgent school reform by building the political will for change and building local capacity to create excellent new schools. There are some high-quality schools in the region serving low-income students that are proving what’s possible. But there simply aren’t enough of them. We seek to make the region a place where every child from every neighborhood from any background has access to world-class public schools. We’re building a movement of parents, educators, business leaders and funders who together will make this vision a reality.
Silicon Schools Fund (SSF).
Silicon Schools Fund provides funding to launch or redesign schools that are laboratories of innovation and proof points for personalized learning. Over the past 5 years Silicon Schools Fund has assembled a diverse portfolio of charter, district, and independent schools all of which are delivering results students across the Bay Area. Silicon Schools Fund has supported the launch and/or redesign of over 25 schools and organizations since its founding. Mary L. Booker Leadership Academy is a proud member of the Silicon Schools Fund portfolio and receives financial and school design support from the SSF team.
EdTec was founded as a social venture in 2001 to develop, support, and advance quality charter schools by delivering high-value support services and expertise. EdTec currently works with over 300 charter schools, offering support in charter school development, finance, operations, governance, and software. Back-office clients receive a CFO-level resource to advise school leadership and specialists in Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounting, and Data, and EdTec offers a wide range of financial services, including but not limited to, building annual projected budgets, managing monthly financial statements, managing payroll, identifying grant and funding opportunities beyond federal and state dollars, and providing other fiduciary services.
California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)
CCSA advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California’s charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.