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
10 million

We have invested over $10M 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 250,000 students across the country, from California to South Dakota to Rhode Island.

In the News

Is Tutoring the Answer to COVID Learning Loss? These Funders Want to Find Out

Inside Philanthropy

December 19, 2022

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Accelerate Opens $1M Grant Opportunity to Scale Tutoring

Fierce Education

December 12, 2022

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Education Advice for Incoming Governors

Education Next

December 7, 2022

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$10 Million For 31 Groups Working to Make Tutoring More Available & Affordable


November 22, 2022

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US students lost decades of progress in math, reading. Could this strategy be the solution?

USA Today

November 22, 2022

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High-dosage tutoring could be solution to learning loss

Scripps National

November 2, 2022

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Sweeping research effort tackles big question: How to get tutoring that works to more kids


October 27, 2022

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Could Tutoring Be the Best Tool for Fighting Learning Loss?

New York Times
October 6, 2022

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Huffman & Jackson: This Is a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

The 74 Million
April 19, 2022

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Addressing Learning Loss in Disadvantaged Kids

U.S. News & World Report
April 8, 2022

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Nationwide Tutoring for All Students is Goal of New Nonprofit Accelerate

THE Journal
April 5, 2022

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Millions Toward Tutoring: Funders Bank on the Recovery Strategy Despite Big Challenges

Education Week
April 5, 2022

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Analysis: As $65 Million Initiative is Annouced, a Look at 3,500 Local School Districts’ Ambitious Post-COVID Tutoring Plans

The 74 Million
April 5, 2022

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Our Team

Kevin Huffman
Chief Executive Officer
Naeha Dean
Chief Strategy 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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