Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University (AGI)

AGI is a university-wide effort established in 2006 and based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Their mission is to bridge research and practice by framing important issues, producing and disseminating new research and distilling the implications for action by decision makers.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance

Algebra Project

The Algebra Project, Inc. is a national, nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America.

American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)

AYPF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization, providing learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

The ADL offers a variety of training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities - educators, administrators, youth and families - which focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias and bullying.


The ASPIRA Association, Inc. is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire."

A Broader, BOLDER Approach to Education

The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education is a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and proposes evidence-based policies to improve schools and remedy conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE)

The CREDE Hawai‘i Project promotes educators’ use of research-based strategies of effective practice for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR)

CRESPAR is a collaborative effort between Howard and Johns Hopkins Universities. They launched an important comprehensive school initiative designed to enhance the achievement, academic environment, and quality of life for students, teachers, and parents

Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS)

CSOS studies how changes in the social organization of schools can make them more effective for all students in promoting academic achievement, development of potential, and eventual career success.

Charles A. Dana Center

The Charles A. Dana Center provides Texas education leaders and policymakers with new knowledge about teaching and learning and facilitates informed deliberation about important education issues. The Center also supports K-12 teachers and leaders working to implement high academic standards for all students. Center staff focus their work on mathematics and science education and on strengthening the education system.

Great Lakes Equity Center
The Great Lakes Equity Center is one of ten regional Equity Assistance Centers in the county.  It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The Center provides technical assistance, resources, and professional learning opportunities related to equity, civil rights, and systemic school reform throughout our six-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $3.6 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF-member institutions and with UNCF scholarships.

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