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, as measured by a variety of methods.
- Raise high school and post-secondary graduation rates.
- Improve student attitudes toward learning, their schools, and being positive, active, contributing members of their community.
- Promote greater understanding of young people who can and should be allowed and encouraged to help make a positive difference in their communities by combining classroom work and community service.
- Strengthen communities by building stronger working relationships among educators, parents, students and other community members.
Since 1988, funding for the Center has come from the Annenberg, Bigelow, Blandin, Best Buy, Bradley, Otto Bremer, Cargill, Carlson, Frey Foundation of Minnesota, Bill and Melinda Gates, General Mills, Joyce, Minneapolis, Peters, Pohlad, St. Paul, St. Paul Companies, TCF, Travelers, Rockefeller, Wallin, and Walton Foundations, the Carnegie Corporation, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Initiative Funds, the Minnesota and U.S. Departments of Education, and many individual donors. We are deeply grateful for this support.