The PCLB Foundation believes all children deserve access to a great public education, one that prepares them to succeed in college and in life. Therefore, PCLB currently funds three areas that we believe are critical to creating educational opportunities for all students:

  • Charter Schools: Combining operational freedoms and accountability, charter schools provide the framework in which principals and teachers have┬áthe opportunity to create and run successful schools.
  • Advocacy: Thoughtfully crafted public policies enable great public schools to proliferate and thrive. PCLB supports organizations that advocate for effective education policies and practices. In particular, PCLB is interested in ensuring that all schools are funded in a fair and sensible way.
  • People Quality: Great principals and teachers are essential factors to student success. PCLB supports programs that recruit and prepare high-quality school staff.

In addition to these areas of focus, the PCLB Foundation continues to seek additional strategies that will increase the pace at which we improve public education for all kids.