Support for educators launching new, innovative public schools
Through NewSchools Invent, we invest in teams of educators who want to launch new, innovative public schools that prepare young people to finish high school prepared and inspired to create and live the lives they want – good lives, full of opportunity, choices, connection and meaning. These schools will reimagine the learning experience for students, particularly those from underserved communities. NewSchools Invent is a major part of NewSchools’ Innovative Schools portfolio.
NewSchools Invent is designed for teams of educators who are committed to launching an innovative public school and would benefit from additional support. Our goal is to accelerate a team’s progress toward a successful launch by providing assistance in three key areas:
- Financial Support: Planning grants of $200,000 during the critical planning period of up to 14 months before school launch. At the end of the planning phase, teams may apply for an investment that would support their first two to three years of operation.
- Community of Practice: Participation in an active community of practice to build relationships with and learn from peer organizations from across the country.
- Management Assistance: Direct support from our team, participation in research efforts to inform practice, and connections to external experts.
For Fall 2019, our primary focus is on new schools that will open in Fall 2021. If you believe you meet our eligibility requirements and investment criteria, please refer to our apply page for more information.