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About Foundations, Inc.

Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving educational experiences for America's children and youth – throughout the day, everywhere they learn. Partnering with education and community leaders, Foundations supports those who enhance the lives and prospects of our most vulnerable children.

As the resource for building educational capacity, Foundations meets the unique needs of our clients with a wide range of services and products, from professional development and customized technical assistance to business services and targeted program materials. All of our offerings are solidly grounded in practice. By operating select programs and schools throughout our region, we can innovate, implement and refine-then share what works with others.

Our work improves educational practice and creates positive experiences for children and youth:

  • In School

    Improving students' chances for success in life means improving their education now. Nationwide, Foundations teams with new and existing schools to boost academic performance and help children and youth thrive.

    Our services include school design and development, technical assistance, curriculum enhancement, instructional coaching and mentoring, and comprehensive business services. We work with charter, district-run, independent and non-traditional schools at every step of their development. We also work with administrators to improve practices district-wide.

  • Afterschool and Out-of-School Time

    Learning doesn't stop when the last school bell rings. Foundations' Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning supports K-12 educators in making out-of-school time a dynamic time for learning and healthy development. Educators can readily apply our customized products, services, training and tools to improve their own expanded learning programs.

    In addition, Foundations convenes the annual Beyond School Hours Conference, a major professional development event in the education world for well over a decade.

    Foundations also houses the Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC), formerly located at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice. The OSTRC offers an array of professional events, tools and resources to benefit the local and national out-of-school time community.

  • In Communities

    Everyone plays a role in the healthy development of children and youth. Foundations strengthens the collective impact of schools, families, organizations and the community to improve educational opportunities. Our initiatives help thousands of students advance through school and prepare for life.

    In addition to schools, we partner with leading youth-serving organizations and community-based groups to enhance educational opportunities, offer entrepreneurial experiences and engage young people in civic and economic activities.