We are City Scholars® Foundation.
We believe every child deserves a quality education regardless of their zip code or family income.
Our passion for equity in education drives everything we do.
Together, we help thousands of low-income youth, particularly those of color, have a better chance to learn and achieve against the odds by strengthening the leadership and accelerating the impact of critical education nonprofits.
Raise Your Hand for Education
Our Work Matters
Children and youth in high-poverty, under-resourced neighborhoods count on quality education nonprofits to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom. As demand increases, these vital community organizations depend for their survival and success upon resourceful and resilient leaders who themselves need more than heart to keep the lights on and the doors open.
We partner with equity-minded corporations, foundations and individuals to sponsor our City Scholars® Fellowship for Education which provides
CONTINUING EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP COACHING, NETWORKING + CRITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY
to empower a growing and diverse community of mission-driven education nonprofit CEOs who are distinguished as City Scholars® Foundation Fellows.
The City Scholars® Fellowship for Education teaches what defines an effective nonprofit, gives leaders concrete strategies to implement and holds us accountable to take action. Since 2014, when I was first selected as a Foundation Fellow, we’ve increased our annual revenues from $350,000 to over $1.5 million and now educate 2,000 more youth each year.
Bill Thompson, Executive Director
City Scholars® Foundation Fellow
Literacy & the Arts for 3,000 youth/year (94% low-income)
Los Angeles, Culver City and Hollywood