The Learning Forward Foundation raises funds for awarding grants and scholarships to educators’ who desire to gain knowledge and skills in professional learning to lead change actions that result in equity and excellence in teaching and learning. We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and share responsibility for each awardee’s realization of successful outcomes. Because of our inherent commitment to professional learning, we are dedicated to creating a more supportive and knowledgeable world of professional learning for each person/team/leader to respond equitably to every child and young adult.
After we raise funds for educators’ growth, we support them as they learn, in their context, to lead professional learning efforts with competence and confidence resulting in positive change for each of their students. Our impact has a systemic effect across individuals, teams, and organizations.
We appreciate, and express gratitude for your gifts that allow us to provide resources, support, and inspiration for leading professional learning impacting and transforming educators’ and student lives.
Chair, Learning Forward Foundation
Listen to our mission and vision in action…
In the short time I have been working with the Learning Forward Academy, I have been able to make valuable connections to other incredible educational leaders from across the nation who are immersed in the work of school improvement. They have encouraged and inspired my work as I begin the Academy journey. The insight and learning has provided essential support for job-embedded professional learning on my campus as we begin to implement lab classrooms to improve instructional practice.— Ronni Edwards, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship, 2017
The Learning Forward Team Grant awarded us the opportunity to further develop ourselves as individual educators and as a teaching team. Consequently, our special education students experienced an unprecedented amount of success in a variety of areas including socio-emotional, academic, behavioral, and speech development.— Newark, Learning Forward Team Grant, 2015
Thank you for the opportunity to highlight the work underway in Arlington ISD made possible through the support of the Foundation. We are passionate about Learning Forward, the Foundation and I personally jump at every opportunity to share how together we are impacting our community of learners. It is such meaningful work. I get excited thinking about spreading the news of the Foundation and its work through academy members, especially in support of enjoining others to the timeless endeavor of learning and leading learning.— Shannon Terry