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Who We Are

Bellwether Education Partners is a national nonprofit focused on dramatically improving education and life outcomes for systemically marginalized young people and their communities. We do this by accelerating the impact of education leaders and organizations, informing and influencing policy and program design, and sharing what we learn. 

Bellwether believes that our education system should celebrate the inherent worth of all students and afford them the ability and opportunity to lead productive and fulfilling lives. We work to create a world in which race, ethnicity, and income no longer predict long-term outcomes for students.

Our work focuses on six service areas:

  • Policy analysis and research
  • Strategy and growth planning
  • Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Implementation support
  • Educational program evaluation
  • Academic and program strategy

We believe that ensuring all children have access to a high-quality education requires a holistic approach that changes field-level policies and perceptions while strengthening and supporting individual organizations. 

We bring to our work a shared commitment to equity — especially for Black, Hispanic, low-income and other students who have been historically denied opportunity. We also bring varied expertise and multiple perspectives on how to achieve progress on education's most complex problems and long-standing inequities.

Who we work with

Today there is a growing community of education leaders, entrepreneurs, organizations, foundations, and public institutions that are spearheading transformational approaches to better serve all students, especially those historically denied opportunity. These organizations and their supporters are demonstrating the promise of innovative solutions that advance equity and close the persistent achievement and opportunity gaps in public education.

Bellwether works with a broad array of organizations, including districts, states, charters, foundations, nonprofits, associations, and mission-driven for-profit organizations across the nation. Although there is substantial diversity among our client portfolio, all of our clients share a high level of urgency around driving better and more equitable results.

As these organizations evolve or expand, they need help to develop business strategies that are more sophisticated, internal management systems that are more mature, and leadership capacity that is deeper and more diverse. Established organizations need new strategies to deepen their impact and often require more efficient and effective systems. At the same time, to maximize their effectiveness and broaden their impact, many organizations, regardless of their stage of growth, need the support of high-quality policy analysis and evaluation to become more effective.

Bellwether serves as a trusted partner able to help our clients achieve their missions on behalf of students who have been historically denied opportunity. Get in touch with us to learn how we can help your organization achieve dramatic results for the students you serve.

Learn more about the types of organizations we serve:

Public sector

Charter schools & schools of choice

Philanthropic organizations

Product & service providers

Policy & intermediary organizations

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