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

Tutoring Evaluation Accelerator: Building partnerships to accelerate learning
J-PAL North America
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Expanding Access to Tutors: Nonprofit Grants $6 Million to 32 Learning Organizations Across 20 States to Help More Students
The74 Million
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Accelerate Awards $6 Million to 33 Innovative Tutoring Providers Working to Make High-Impact Tutoring Sustainable and Cost-Effective
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Our Team

Kevin Huffman
Chief Executive Officer
Naeha Dean
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Nakia Towns
Chief Program Officer
Luke Kohlmoos
Managing Director of Operations and Data
Seth Kolker
Managing Director of Special Projects
Milagro Chavez-Cisneros
Director of Program and Planning

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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