Broad Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in New Grants to Expand Premier Public Charter Schools in New York City
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds “uncommonly great schools” by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable. Based in New York City, the organization has created a home office providing management services that allow school leaders to focus on instructional leadership. Uncommon manages eleven schools in New York City, upstate New York, and Newark, New Jersey and has two associate member schools in Boston, Massachusetts. The organization ultimately will encompass more than 30 schools, serving more than 11,000 K-12 students. For more information, please visit
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is a national venture philanthropy established by entrepreneur Eli Broad. Born in New York City, Eli Broad has provided nearly $30 million to date to support reform efforts in New York City public schools. Based in Los Angeles, The Broad Foundation’s mission is to dramatically improve K-12 urban public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition. The Broad Foundation’s Internet address is www.broadfoundation.org.