Inspiring Leaders to Inspire Youth


Our IMPACT is exponential.

We help thousands of low-income youth achieve against the odds in school and in life by strengthening the leadership and organizational effectiveness of education nonprofits serving under-resourced urban communities.

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Why our Work Matters

As demand increases and resources shrink, nonprofit CEOs working tirelessly on the frontlines need more than creative curriculum and a heart for helping low-income youth to keep the lights on and the doors open.

To survive and thrive in a challenging and often lonely job, nonprofit CEOs need, but seldom can afford, the comprehensive, ongoing and proven effective


our City Scholars® Fellowship for Education provides tuition-free for extraordinarily collaborative leaders who are distinguished as City Scholars® Foundation Fellows. 


The City Scholars® Fellowship teaches what defines an effective nonprofit and gives leaders concrete strategies to implement that really “move the needle.” Since 2014, when I was invited to join the Fellowship, we’ve increased our annual revenues from $350,000 to over $1.1 million and now educate 2,200 more youth each year.

Bill Thompson, Executive Director
Young Storytellers
City Scholars® Foundation Fellow
4,000 youth served/year (94% low-income)
Los Angeles, Culver City and Hollywood

September 2017 Roundtable - Scoot Mosher
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Our STRATEGY works.

Within two years of joining the City Scholars® Fellowship for Education, more than 80% of our Foundation Fellows report increased revenues and reach, more engaged boards and staff and/or greater financial sustainability for the nonprofits they lead.

Covid-19 pushed many nonprofits to the brink. When leadership mattered most, we helped our Foundation Fellows navigate through financial triage, program pivots, scenario planning and collectively securing more than $3.1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan funding ensuring that all 16 of the nonprofits they led in 2020 stood strong and served well.

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100% of online donations directly fuel the exponential impact of our City Scholars® Fellowship for Education.

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