Who We Are
Education Forward DC works to make sure every DC student thrives by supporting and advancing high-quality and equitable educational experiences that ensure every student excels.
We envision a DC where students starting furthest from opportunity can chart their own path and thrive.
What We Believe
We believe every student possesses the ability to excel. When we partner and collaborate with DC leaders, leverage our collective resources, and respond to the needs of students and families, we will build inclusive schools that prepare students to live self-determined lives.
We are resolute in our pursuit of great outcomes for all DC students.
We recognize current approaches are not enough to meet the needs of all students in DC’s public schools. We work with leaders across the city to take bold action and engage in tough conversations to move the work forward. We make all decisions in service of students.
We are learners.
We embrace diverse perspectives to inform our work, especially from the communities we serve. We give and seek out candid feedback. We are open about what we do and why, we share what we’ve learned, and we are honest about our mistakes so that we can learn from them and improve.
We work intentionally to disrupt patterns of racial inequity.
We believe that addressing racial injustice in our schools and communities is fundamental to our success as a city. In particular, we prioritize investing in leaders of color who share the racial and economic background of the students we serve, and we create opportunities to amplify the voices of families and communities in DC. We seek to work in ways that dismantle existing power dynamics.
We care about each other and the leaders we support.
We passionately pursue our mission and bring our whole selves to our work. We strive to build authentic relationships with each other, our partners, and those we serve, and to foster a sense of community. We celebrate each success that brings us closer to achieving our mission!
Our Team & Board
Our passionate and dedicated team is committed to Education Forward DC’s mission and brings a mix of experience to this work, including teaching, leading district and public charter schools, working in local government, and working in roles in law and business. Together, our team lives out Education Forward DC’s core values in striving to advance quality and equity in public schools.
Work With Us
Have a passion for making equitable change in education? We’re excited to meet talented people who have a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to living out our core values.
Interested in joining a team that’s dedicated to making sure every student in DC can go to a great public school? Join us!