We are a Coalition of charter schools 
that have racially, culturally 
and socioeconomically diverse student populations.

We Believe

Diverse schools provide greater opportunities for students to learn from one another.

Diversity is a cost-effective method of boosting student achievement.

Diverse schools promote the celebration and understanding of other cultures and viewpoints.

Diverse schools invigorate and strengthen urban neighborhoods by bringing community members together.

Charter schools can and should contribute to solving the historic challenge of integrating our public school system.

Achieving diversity often requires deliberate efforts through recruitment, admissions policies and school design.

Diverse charter schools promote equality by ensuring that students from different backgrounds have the same high quality educational opportunities.


We honored Blackstone Valley Prep with the School of the Year award for best exemplifying the Coalition’s values. The Coalition also awarded Valor Collegiate as the Best Newcomer School and the International School of Louisiana with the Achievement Gap Award for demonstrating exceptional commitment to successfully closing achievement gaps. Read more about each school here


Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy

Boston Collegiate Charter School

Bricolage Academy of New Orleans

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Urban Garden School

Capital City Public Charter School

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

City Charter Schools

City Neighbors Schools

Community Roots Charter School

Compass Charter School

Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Network

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Elmwood Village Charter School

Genesee Community Charter School

Hebrew Public

Herron High School

High Tech High Charter School

Homer Plessy Community School

International Charter School of New York

International High School of New Orleans

International School of Louisiana

Larchmont Charter School

Lead Academy

Lee Montessori Public Charter School

Montessori for All

Morris Jeff Community School

New York French American Charter School

Odyssey Charter School

Success Academy Charter Schools

Summit Public School

Thrive Public School

Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences

Valley Charter Schools

Valor Collegiate Academy

Washington Latin Public Charter School

Governing Board

Dr. Brian Beabout, The University of New Orleans

Veronica Brooks-Uy, Public Impact

Mike DeMatteo, Blackstone Valley Prep, RI

Krupa Desai, Citizens of the World Schools, CA, NY, KC

Veronica Alvarez Grajeda, HTH, CA

Eric Grannis, The Tapestry Project

Bobbi Macdonald, City Neighbors, Baltimore

Dr. Deborah McGriff, NewSchools Venture Fund

Christine Nelson, DSST, Denver, CO

Halley Potter, The Century Foundation

Robert Reed, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Jon Rosenberg, Hebrew Public, CA, DC, MN, NJ, NY

Daniel Kikuji Rubenstein, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, NY

Dr. Heather L. Schwartz, RAND Corporation

Dr. Lee Teitel, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sean Wilson, International High School of New Orleans, New Orleans

Sonia Park, Executive Director
Elsa Duré, Deputy Director