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…
The opportunity to be a part of the Learning Forward Academy Class of 2019 has provided me with opportunities to focus on teacher leadership in my district. The practice of digging into data, connecting with colleagues, and problem solving has provided me with new perspectives on supporting teacher growth at school sites.— Shannon Bogle, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship - 2017
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 System Grant provides our professional learning leadership team with scared space and time to engage as learning leaders in our district. The coaching we receive pushes our thinking and supports collaborative action across our system.— Sarah Diggs, Learning Forward Foundation System Grant, 2016