Our nation’s public schools face once in a generation challenges — from the impact of COVID-19 on student learning and mental health, to politically driven battles over curriculum and civil rights, to the growing teacher shortage. In the face of these heightened stakes, we must work together to give every student the learning environment they need to thrive.
For the past 22 years, the DonorsChoose community has proven that when teachers, administrators, companies, foundations, and members of the public come together with the shared mission of education equity, we can make a measurable difference in the lives of students. That’s one of the biggest reasons I joined DonorsChoose this year: I can think of no other organization better positioned to drive meaningful change and improvements in education in the years ahead.
This school year was our most impactful to date; funders brought more projects to life and supported more teachers than ever before. Over the coming year, we’ll continue to spotlight Equity Focus Schools, elevate teacher voices, and fill classrooms with resources that support student achievement and teacher retention. I’m honored to be leading DonorsChoose into this chapter, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish next year.
Alix Guerrier, DonorsChoose CEO