The Center for School Change works with educators, parents, business people, students, policy-makers and other concerned people throughout the United States to:
- Increase student achievement.
- Raise high school and post-secondary graduation rates.
- Improve student attitudes toward learning, their schools, and being positive, active, contributing members of their community.
- Strengthen communities through building stronger working relationships among educators, parents, students and other community members.
Funding for the Center has come from Cargill, Gates, Annenberg, Blandin, General Mills, St. Paul, St. Paul Companies, Peters, Minneapolis, TCF, Joyce, Bradley and Rockefeller Foundations, the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Initiative Funds, Best Buy, Pohlad, and Wallin Foundation.