Statement of Purpose
At CityBridge we are guided by an unshakable belief in the equal worth of every person: Regardless of station, regardless of calling, every individual carries equal value and deserves access to abundant opportunity. This calling plays out for us in service to the children of Washington, DC, where we are working to build and sustain a system of schools that will transform the lives of all our children. A decade into this work, we know one thing with certainty—that poverty is not destiny. Great schools can eliminate—not just lessen—educational inequity and thereby foster the most American of all ideals: Opportunity for all.
CityBridge Foundation works to build a citywide system of high-performing schools in Washington, D.C. We find, incubate and invest in the most promising practices in public education, looking to assemble, in the District, the critical mass of transformative schools--traditional public and charter--needed for success for all children. To ensure lasting success for this work, we offer a suite of engagement opportunities for local leaders in business, philanthropy, and in the community. Our goal is to equip these potential “stewards for education” with the knowledge and support they need to be advocates for continued, sustained progress in our schools. All of our work involves conscious collaboration with these "stewards," with local leaders and other stakeholders.