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.
Since 1988, funding for the Center has come from the Annenberg, Bigelow, Blandin, Best Buy, Bradley, Otto Bremer, Cargill, Carlson, Frey, 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, and the Minnesota and U.S. Departments of Education.