Press | NEW LEADERS AND SALESFORCE.ORG ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION PARTNERSHIP TO ADVANCE EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED LEADERSHIP

Donation will support New Leaders’ evidence-based leadership programming, supporting its growing network of school leaders to transform schools, create opportunities, and get results for hundreds of thousands of children in more than 30 communities across the country

New York, NY—Today, New Leaders and Salesforce.org announced a $2 million partnership to advance the organizations’ shared commitment to ensuring all young people have the opportunity to attend a school today that prepares them to thrive tomorrow, wherever their studies and aspirations take them.

The grant—the largest-ever commitment to an education non-profit by Salesforce.org—will support New Leaders’ evidence-based leadership development programs, with a special focus on building highly effective leaders for schools in the communities where Salesforce employees live and work.

“We are thrilled and immensely honored to have such strong backing for our work,” said Jean Desravines, CEO of New Leaders. “Salesforce.org has an impressive record supporting efforts focused on strengthening educator quality to build a brighter future for students. With this grant, Salesforce.org is making a bold statement—backed up by our experience and decades of research—that outstanding leadership is absolutely essential for creating schools in which teachers and students can grow, thrive, and reach their full potential.”

Through the partnership, Salesforce.org will also help launch an initiative designed to deeply embed effective leadership practices within targeted school networks, supporting consistent execution of instructional improvement strategies by teacher leaders, principals, principal supervisors, and other members of school leadership teams. And it will support the creation of resources for the New Leaders alumni community to help those exceptional leaders amplify their impact on the children and communities with greatest need.

“At Salesforce.org, we believe equity starts with education and we are deeply committed to investing in partners who are measurably improving outcomes for all youth in our local communities,” said Ebony Frelix, EVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce.org. “New Leaders exemplifies this focus, which is why we’re supporting the organization as it works to expand and innovate its proven programming to achieve ever-stronger results for teachers and students.”

 

About New Leaders

New Leaders transforms underperforming schools by developing outstanding leaders at every level of the education system—from teacher leaders to principals and their supervisors. We work hand in hand with our state, district, and charter partners, delivering leadership solutions that build on their strengths and address their most-pressing priorities. Our evidence-based programming cultivates diverse, equity-driven leaders equipped with the skills to elevate instruction, enhance learning, and build vibrant, inclusive school communities. To encourage widespread adoption of effective, sustainable leadership practices, we also advocate for federal and state policies that support the work of school leaders everywhere. To date, New Leaders has trained 3,900 education leaders who annually reach 440,000 young people, mostly students of color and children from low-income families, delivering breakthrough academic results and building brighter futures for high-need urban and rural communities nationwide. Learn more at www.newleaders.org.

 

About Salesforce.org

Everyone who wants to change the world should have the tools and technology to do so. Technology is the most powerful equalizer of our time, providing access to data, knowledge, and–above all–connections. Salesforce.org gets our technology in the hands of nonprofits and education institutions so they can connect with others and do more good. As a social enterprise, the more missions our technology supports, the more we invest back into technology and communities, creating an endless circle of good. We’re here to help; visit us at Salesforce.org.

 

Contact

Alexandra Broin, New Leaders, 773-273-9894, abroin@newleaders.org

Cheyenne King, Salesforce, 209-277-5588, cheyenne.king@salesforce.com