2 of 3 kids

living in poverty

in Alabama cannot

read on grade level.

With nearly 1 in 4 of its children living in poverty, Alabama is the 6th poorest state in the nation. We also have one of the largest income gaps in the country. So it should be no surprise that Alabama also ranks 44th overall 


in educational attainment. From the earliest grade levels, many of our students face significant challenges in their pursuit of a quality education. Having access to good schools should not be one of those challenges. If education is truly to be the great equalizer, we must work together now to build better schools for our students who need them most. The time for incremental, experimental changes has passed--we cannot afford to lose another generation of Alabama's most disadvantaged children to adult failure. To solve the problem, we are building excellent new charter schools in Alabama's underserved communities. Read more about our complete strategy here: 


But we cannot build new schools alone. We need bold, collective action for radical change. Join us in the effort to create New Schools for Alabama. Here's how you can get involved:

                                   of African-Americans in

Alabama hold a bachelor's degree or higher


During the school year, New Schools for Alabama schedules occasional opportunities for members of the community to see charters in action. Contact us for additional information.


Community involvement is critical to this movement, and we need your help in rallying your friends and neighbors to join the effort. Contact us to learn more about how you can help.


Donations to New Schools for Alabama will support our programs and the free services we provide to charter schools, ensuring that charters in Alabama deliver great educational options for kids who need them.

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