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 grant programs, 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.

300,000

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

In the News

The Promise (and Challenges) in Scaling High-Dosage Tutoring to Combat COVID Learning Losses
The 74
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Gov. Sanders celebrates the state receiving $1 million Accelerate grant
Arkansas Online
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Accelerate now seeking applications for the 2024 Call to Effective Action grant cycle
By Accelerate
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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, Hope Chicago and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools
Dr. Chad Gestson
Executive Director, AZ Institute for Education and the Economy
Dr. Christina Grant
State Superintendent of Education, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (DC)
Jon Schnur
CEO, America Achieves
John White
Chief Success Officer, Great Minds

Our Partners

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

Research Partners

Funders

Implementation Partners

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