The Education program’s goal for California is to improve educational proficiency rates for children of color, children from low-income families, and emerging bilinguals by 10 percentage points by 2030.
In order to make progress towards these goals, the Education program has identified cross-cutting strategies that span our overall Enabling Conditions (policy) and Effective Practice (practice) portfolios. These cross-cutting strategies are synthesized in this graphic, and have resulted in two collaborative efforts:
In addition, several of the program’s major initiatives invest in organizations working in California. You can learn more about the program’s major initiatives here.
In 2021, Social Policy Research Associates supported the Education program and 15 grantee partners in co-designing an evaluation framework to serve as a theory of action for the program’s grantmaking focused on systems change in California. The design of the framework also included contributions from policymakers, parents, and practitioners from across the state. The framework is used to support learning and continuous improvement for the Foundation and its grantees, and to assess progress toward its shared goals. To learn more about this effort, click here.