Inside Education Forward DC: Annie Fullas

Annie Fullas is the Special Assistant to the CEO, Maura Marino Ethical and philosophical traditions play an essential role in shaping the motivations of individuals and communities. At Education Forward DC, our team’s philosophy is driven by our mission to accelerate the work of visionary education leaders to foster a …

Recent Education Forward DC Grants

We continue to be busy in our grantmaking and provided over $6 million in grant commitments since November to 14 grantees in service of our goal of doubling the number of underserved students in DC who are college and career ready. Our most recent grants have focused on supporting the …

Supporting Emerging Leaders through School Leader Lab

At Education Forward DC, our human capital investments are focused on ensuring that every public school in DC has the high-quality teachers and school leaders that students need. Our grants focus not only on increasing the number of excellent teachers and leaders needed to serve a growing student population, but …

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 …