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Review for Partners In School Innovation, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

PartnersSI focuses on systemic improvements in the bottom 10% of public elementary schools serving children disadvantaged by life, income level and the challenges of learning English. Focusing on literacy results in grades 2-6 through multi-year partnerships with districts, PartnersSI addresses classroom teaching and educational leadership within the schools and district. Partners results are outstanding and the organization is exceedingly well-managed and efficient. Testimony to this is that last year Partners expanded its partnership with San Jose Unified School district from 4 schools to 12 schools with the school district paying a significant fraction of the cost of Partners' services. As a board member and donor, I get great satisfaction opening up opportunities in life for these children in poor neighborhoods with struggling schools. Helping Partners tackle our communities' most challenging education (and frankly, social) problems at their core is key. The ultimate satisfaction is improved results for kids through changes that will persist long after we've left the district.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with our great staff and the school districts.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

begin long-term evaluation of the results of its services and develop and test and then deploy approaches to expanding its services within California and nationwide.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Board Member & Chair a board committee; observe our work and talk with teachers at the schools we serve.