The Education Funders Affinity Group was created to help those who are interested in supporting education learn more about novel initiatives, educational research findings and best practices. Group meetings provide learning opportunities for Center Members and allow Members to share educational grant-making experiences with others.
Links to Relevant Organizations, Resources & Initiatives:
- Afterschool Alliance
Works to see that all school age children and youth in Missouri have access to high quality, sustained afterschool programs.
- Building a Coordinated After School Program for Children in St. Louis 2010
In response to a report issued by St. Louis For Kids that stated only 10 percent of the children ages 5-13 in the City of St. Louis have access to everyday afterschool programs, Mayor Francis Slay convened the 2005 Afterschool Summit I to address the unmet needs of our children. Since the Summit, the 2010 Task Force researched best practices, conducted site visits, and participated in national conferences on afterschool programs in an effort to fully understand what is required to design, build and implement such a system.
- College Access Pipeline
CAP is a regional effort of college access service providers, educators and business leaders to better help area high school students pursue and complete a post-secondary degree.
- Delivering on the Promise: How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools 2011
New report from the Kauffman Foundation that provides a roadmap for Missouri to accelerate the growth of high performing charter schools. Recommendations in the report include closing low performing charter schools and creating a state-wide authorizer.
- Education Week- Missouri
Latest news about education issues in Missouri.
- Foundations for Education Excellence
Site from the Council on Foundations to help foundations leverage private and public funds for improving education.
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE is the administrative arm of the State Board of Education. It is a service agency that works with educators, legislators, government agencies, community leaders and citizens to maintain a strong public education system. Through its statewide school-improvement activities and regulatory functions, the Department strives to assure that all citizens have access to high-quality public education.
- Missouri Education Reform Council
The Missouri Education Roundtable Council’s mission is to promote improvement in Missouri’s K-12 educational system, including increasing performance, accountability and transparency.
- National Association of Independent Schools
The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. They offer a broad variety of services and products.
- Public Schools in St. Louis 2009
This report compares the demand for public education in St. Louis during the 2007-08 school year with both the supply and location of public schools operated by St. Louis Public Schools and charter schools. The geographic areas of analysis are the city of St. Louis and its zip codes.
- St. Louis Public Schools Foundation
The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 for the purpose of engaging and focusing local, regional, and national support to promote educational success for the St. Louis Public Schools. Governed by an independent board of directors, the Foundation serves as a neutral vehicle through which general and dedicated funding can be used to develop and initiate specifically targeted projects and programs that will result in immediate and long-term improvements in educational outcomes for St. Louis Public School students.