Inside Education Forward DC: Fonda Sutton

Fonda Sutton is a Partner with our Public Engagement investments team. I’ve spent my entire career working in the public education sector here in the District of Columbia for many reasons, but mainly because I believe in the brilliance of the young people of this city – and the families …

Partnering with Education Forward DC Webinar

On Monday, January 28th, Education Forward DC hosted a webinar to explain how we partner with organizations and entrepreneurs to achieve our five year goal to double the number of underserved students in DC who are college and career ready. During the webinar, our CEO and the leads of our …

New Education Forward DC Grants

2018 has been a busy year for Education Forward DC as we continue to support organizations to foster high-quality, equitable public schools for every student in DC. Our grants have focused on supporting the creation of high-quality public schools, advancing racial equity, supporting DC Public Schools and the search for …

America to Me : A Conversation Around Race and Equity in Public Schools

America to Me is a ten-part docu-series by Academy-Award nominated director Steve James that follows a year in the life of students, teachers, and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School right outside of Chicago. The series was commissioned by Participant Media, a film production company dedicated to …

Maya Martin: PAVE, Parent Leaders, and the Power of Voice

A fifth generation Washingtonian, Maya Martin worked at Achievement Prep and Center City Public Charter Schools, helped launch the My School DC unified enrollment lottery and was an admissions officer at Dartmouth College before becoming an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Education Forward DC. In that role, she found families looking for agency …

Inside Education Forward DC: Celeste Huizar

Celeste Huizar was an intern with the Education Forward DC team from December 2017 to May 2018. Celeste graduated in May 2017 from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in English and a minor in Education. This fall, Celeste began her teaching career in Richmond, CA, joining the …

Celebrating two years of Education Forward DC

July 1st marked the second anniversary of Education Forward DC! It has been an exciting, inspiring, and challenging ride as we work to foster a city of high-quality, equitable public schools for every DC student and family. Here are some of the highlights of our first two years: We have …

An Interview with Education Forward DC CEO, Maura Marino: Leading the Charge for Better D.C. Schools

Thank you to Tom Vander Ark for hosting Education Forward DC’s CEO, Maura Marino, on his Getting Smart podcast.   Learn more about Maura, Education Forward DC’s work and mission, and DC’s education ecosystem by listening to the podcast here.   Key Takeaways [:33] Tom welcomes Maura Marino to the podcast. [:36] About Maura’s upbringing and education in New Jersey. [1:39] …