An unprecedented time in public education

Accelerate helps education leaders across the country build tools and strategies to address the pressing challenges of the current moment.

What We Do

Fund Promising Practices
Through our Call to Effective Action, we fund promising efforts with potential to scale to serve millions of students.
Support Rigorous Research
In partnership with best-in-class research institutions, we systematically study these efforts.
Promote the Adoption of Proven Strategies
With educators and systems leaders, we promote the adoption of proven models, through grantmaking, policy, and advocacy.

Our Call to Effective Action, by the Numbers
16 million

Since 2022, we have invested over $16M in innovative efforts to improve student outcomes by meeting students where they are.

Our grantees are developing programs to individualize instruction, pairing students with tutors in-person and virtually, and tackling the real challenges of implementation at scale.


This year, our grantees will serve over 300,000 students across the country, from California to Kentucky to New York.

In the News

Grant-Winning Nonprofit Sees Volunteer Tutors as Key to Closing Math Learning Gap
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Accelerate Comments on White House Announcement of New Actions to Improve Learning Recovery
On September 13, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a number of new actions to help speed learning recovery.
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Expanding Federal Work Study to Create a More Diverse Teacher Pipeline
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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Our Team

Kevin Huffman
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Nakia Towns
Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly Ueyama
Chief of Staff
Jennifer Bronson
Managing Director of Programs
Tu-Quyen Nguyen
Managing Director of Operations
Narric Rome
Managing Director of Federal & State Policy
Dr. Matthew P. Steinberg
Managing Director of Research & Evaluation
Milagro Chavez-Cisneros
Director of Program & Planning
Jason Godfrey
Director of Data Science

Our Board

Dr. Janice K. Jackson
CEO of Hope Chicago and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools
Dr. Susanna Loeb
Director of the Annenberg Institute and the National Student Support Accelerator at Brown University
Jon Schnur
CEO of America Achieves

Our Partners

We are proud to partner with the institutions below in this national effort.

Research Partners


Implementation Partners


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