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the most promising practices in public education



in the creation of transformational public schools in Washington



our city in sustaining and supporting this work


Apply to Breakthrough Schools: D.C.

CityBridge Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2016 Breakthrough Schools: D.C. challenge, a school design challenge for educators and school leaders to design and launch next generation schools that advance personalized and deeper learning for students in Washington, D.C. We are looking for educators who are committed to creating a bold vision for learning, who recognize the power of schools to disrupt historical inequities, and who have the will and courage to lead with skill and passion.



With Gratitude to Kaya Henderson

On Wednesday, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the Chancellor will be stepping down, effective October 1. It is a tremendous loss for our city, and for our part at CityBridge, we wish we could have had the benefit of her wise and steady leadership for as long as possible.

Cleveland Elementary, Sara Arranz

Investments that Drive Change

CityBridge Foundation invests to accelerate educational change. We find, incubate, and invest in the most promising practices in public education. Together with many partners, our goal is to create transformational schools that are accessible and available to all children in Washington, D.C.

Help drive change in D.C.

Success at scale will require a relentless, sustained commitment from all stakeholders—parents, educators, business and civic leaders, philanthropists. Together, we can transform public education in the nation’s capital.

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