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 and accelerating the impact of critical education nonprofits.
Raise Your Hand for Education
Why our Work Matters
In high-poverty, under-resourced neighborhoods, children and youth count on quality education nonprofits to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom. As demand increases, these vital community organizations need resourceful and resilient leaders who themselves need more than heart to keep the lights on and the doors open.
To lead for impact, nonprofit CEOs need, but seldom can afford, the practical, comprehensive, ongoing and proven effective
EDUCATION, COACHING, MENTORING, NETWORKING + ACCOUNTABILITY
our City Scholars® Fellowship for Education provides tuition-free for collaborative, mission-driven leaders 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