The Education Trust-West

Oakland, California, USA


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The Education Trust--West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-k through college. We expose opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, and we identify and advocate for the strategies that will forever close those gaps.

What We Do

We identify and analyze data related to the opportunity and achievement gaps separating students of color and low-income students from other California students.

We work to expose these gaps and their underlying causes.

We translate complex education data into easily understood and actionable information for education advocates.

We work directly with schools and districts to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of reform strategies intended to reduce and eliminate achievement and opportunity gaps.

We seek real world examples supported by evidence at the district, school, and classroom levels, and we explore ways in which success can be replicated at a scale.

We seek to influence policy in California by engaging key education stakeholders, including policymakers, thought leaders, practitioners, community groups, civic organizations, parents, and youth.

Our goal is to drive a state and national conversation about how our education system can better serve all students.


Elizabeth C
Elizabeth C.

Manager of Operations and Talent

Keena W.

Executive Assistant

Erika O
Erika O.

Director of Planning, Grants & Admin