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.
We help education nonprofits thrive to give thousands of low-income youth, particularly those of color, a better chance to learn and achieve against the odds.
Raise Your Hand for Education
Our Work Matters
In high-poverty, under-resourced neighborhoods, quality education nonprofits help young people succeed both in and out of the classroom.
To survive and thrive, education nonprofits depend upon resourceful and resilient leaders who need more than heart to keep the lights on and the doors open.
Partnering with executive volunteer donors, we sponsor our City Scholars® Fellowship for Education, a leadership and capacity building collaborative that provides ongoing
Leadership Education, Coaching, Mentoring, Networking + Accountability
to help education nonprofit CEOs, who are distinguished as City Scholars® Foundation Fellows, lead well for the long haul creating impact from the inside out.
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