Who We Are

We are a national not-for-profit 501c3 organization committed to growing quality in urban education for the 21st century.

We form collaborative networks of high-performing (STC Members) and high-potential (STC Partners) urban schools to grow access to quality schools nationwide. To broaden our impact at the local level, we also work with Collaborating schools which do not meet criteria for STC Member or Partner status.

STC schools are district, charter, independent, and faith-based. Our methodology crosses sectors by facilitating peer to peer learning, partnerships, equipping students and leaders with 21st century skills, and providing peer recognition and support locally between schools and nationwide between cities for the purpose of sustaining and growing high-performing urban schools.

We are increasing the number of high quality schools preparing students for the 21st century and expanding our network of schools in low-income areas to reach a tipping point in each city where quality education for all students, regardless of income level, becomes the norm.

We are the largest cross-sector network of schools serving low-income students in the U.S.

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