Education (Bay Area)

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Education nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area focus on improving for youth (grades Pre-K - 12) in a variety of ways. Including school readiness, teacher training, and the high-school dropout rate. As of 2011, California's high school dropout rate was 18.2 percent. This trend is more drastic in the San Francisco Bay Area. For example only 53 percent of Oakland’s high school student graduate in four years. (NBC Bay Area)

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Source: Philanthropedia

 

Education experts working in the San Francisco Bay Area were asked to recommend up to four nonprofits and up to two promising start-up organizations making a significant impact in Bay Area education. Experts were asked to consider nonprofits serving pre-k – high school student working in a variety of capacities in the sector. These include after-school programming, child development, college preparation, curriculum development, data collection, literacy, low-performing schools, parental involvement, school readiness, school reform, standards, summer programming, the achievement gap and more. Organizations recommended could approach the issue through direct service, advocacy, research, and school instruction.

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Source: Philanthropedia

Philanthropedia surveyed 99 education experts in the San Francisco Bay Area (with an average of 19 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 17 education nonprofits (out of 162 total reviewed nonprofits) working in the Bay Area.

Source: Philanthropedia