Mission: To identify, train, connect, and inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to transforming the educational system so that all students receive a quality education.
About the Organization: Founded in 2003 by a former teacher who served as legal counsel to Aspire Public Schools, a charter school management organization, Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations.
Current Programs: EP recruits talented students and professionals with expertise in data and analysis, operations, strategy, and program and project management who can leverage those skills to improve educational opportunity and quality for underserved students. To that end, the organization's Education Pioneer Fellowship program includes Summer Track, a ten-week program through which EP fellows are placed with one of two hundred leading education organizations, participate in workshops and other learning opportunities, and network with EP alumni; and Career Track, which provides recruits with full-time jobs at partner organizations and customized professional support for a fixed term of at least ten months.
Website: Visitors to the Education Pioneers website can learn more about the organization's core values, fellowship programs, and impact. Those interested in working more closely with the organization can check out the locations of its fellowship programs, partner organizations, profiles of fellows, or apply for a fellowship. Visitors also can keep up with the latest news from the organization through the EP blog and/or make a donation.
Funding: Education Pioneers is funded by foundations, corporations, and individuals, as well as program fees.