Our Impact

We have a long history of success with our partner schools, districts, and nonprofits.  We gather a range of qualitative and quantitative data to measure our program impact.  Our partners consistently report that our services were essential to their significant improvement. External evaluations demonstrate a strong pattern of improvement in educator effectiveness and student achievement.

Since 1995, the National Equity Project (formerly BayCES) has supported hundreds of schools, districts and county offices, and nonprofit organizations to improve their capacity and effectiveness to serve students and families situated furthest from opportunity.

Major Accomplishments

  • We supported the comprehensive redesign of two urban school districts (Oakland and Emery Unified) to create systems of equitable resource allocation, accountability, central office support for schools, and community engagement.
  • We have coached thousands of principals, administrators, teachers, community members and others to be equity leaders in education with consistently high levels of partner satisfaction and reported increases in efficacy. Our partners report increased leadership and team efficacy, as well as deep shifts in commitment and competence to address longstanding inequities.
  • We have received over $30 million in competitive national and local grants for school improvement and district redesign initiatives.
  • We were recognized as “a high-impact nonprofit” in the field of secondary education by a panel of 96 education experts convened by philanthropedia.org.  Only 15 nonprofits received this distinction among over 130 reviewed, and we are the only coaching organization.