We are City Scholars® Foundation.
We believe all children should have access to a quality education regardless of their zip code or family income.
That’s why, we empower leaders of education nonprofits to build and sustain more effective organizations that together help thousands of low-income youth achieve against the odds in school, at work and in life.
Raise Your Hand for Education
Why our Work Matters
As demand increases and resources shrink, education 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 lead well with limited resources, 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 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
City Scholars® Foundation Fellow
4,000 youth served/year (94% low-income)
Los Angeles, Culver City and Hollywood