Press Release [MyPhilanthropedia.org]: Fifteen Top Bay Area Middle-Secondary Education Nonprofits Identified by 96 Experts
In order to capture the diversity of education nonprofits at work in the Bay Area, we split education into two groups: early childhood (preK-5th grade) and middle-secondary (6-12th grade). We surveyed 96 Bay Area middle-secondary education experts (with an average of 20 years of work experience in the field) to identify those organizations that were making the biggest impact. These experts (funders, researchers, nonprofit senior staff, government officials, etc.) identified 15 top middle-secondary education nonprofits (out of 137 total reviewed nonprofits) working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We invited experts to recommend nonprofits working on school reform, the achievement gap, human capital, instructional improvement, curricular content development, low-performing schools turnarounds, data, standards and assessments, after school programming, summer programming, and/or parental involvement. This could include nonprofits working on research, policy, advocacy, training, traditional nonprofits or community based organizations, traditional after-school nonprofits, or even the public schools themselves.
The following is the list of the top-recommended high-impact nonprofits working on middle-secondary education in the Bay Area. “Agree” is the number of experts who agree that the nonprofit has had the most impact in this field. “Disagree” is the number of experts who disagree that the nonprofit has had the most impact in this field.