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Transforming Education for All

Every learner is unique and deserves an education that helps them identify their gifts and pursue their passions.

Stand Together Trust supports social entrepreneurs who see beyond the one-size-fits-all model and are creating individualized opportunities for learners. We help thousands of partners apply a “bottom-up” approach to problem solving and empower a diverse and robust network of changemakers to innovate and tackle tough challenges. The best solutions often come from the people closest to the problems.

We believe education should be a three-dimensional experience – one that enables students to identify their innate abilities, turn them into valued skills, and apply them in ways that contribute to society. 

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Jude Schwalbach

Public Education Your Way

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Join us at SXSW EDU 2024

We are thrilled to attend SXSW EDU 2024 alongside our partners. Come learn how we’re amplifying solutions from the ground up by stopping by our lounge or visiting us at conference sessions!

Visit us in our Lounge:

Hilton 602, Sixth Floor
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 12pm

Our lounge will host informational sessions and meet-ups. Please see the schedule below with our lounge and main stage sessions hosted by us and our partners.

Lounge Sessions | Main Conference Sessions

 

Monday, March 4th

11:00am – 11:30am CT

Explore Stand Together Trust’s Vision for the Future of Education

Lounge, Hilton 602

 

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Meet and Greet with the Stand Together Trust Team

Lounge, Hilton 602

 

2:00pm – 2:45pm CT

Investing in Innovation: We’ve been getting it wrong for decades–here’s how to get it right

Presented by: The Clayton Christensen Institute
Lounge, Hilton 602

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Welcome to the Education Entrepreneur Revolution

Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC

 

Tuesday, March 5th

9:00am – 9:45am CT

Turn Your Classroom Into a Creative Destruction Playground

Presented by: Empowered
Lounge, Hilton 602

 

10:30am – 11:15am CT

No Monolith: Just For Us, By Us

Presented by: Black Minds Matter
Lounge, Hilton 602

 

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Is the Education System Broken or Working as Intended?

Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

The Future of Education: I’ll Build It Myself

Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

The 2024 Election and Higher Ed Policy

Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB

 

3:00pm – 3:45pm CT

Calling all Aspiring Education Entrepreneurs!

Presented by: Stand Together Trust
Lounge, Hilton 602

 

4:00pm – 5:30pm CT

Stand Together Trust Happy Hour

Lounge, Hilton 602

 

Wednesday, March 6th

9:00am – 10:00am CT

Rise and Shine Networking Breakfast

Lounge, Hilton 602

 

10:30am – 11:15am CT

Teaching Economic Concepts in Your Classroom From a Tennis Ball Factory

Presented by: Empowered
Lounge, Hilton 602

 

Learn More About Stand Together Trust and Our Community

Stand Together Trust is a grantmaking organization dedicated to supporting bottom-up solutions that revitalize the key institutions of society: business, communities, education, and government. Stand Together Trust is a part of the Stand Together community, a philanthropic community tackling the root causes of America’s biggest problems.

Hear more from our partners

Fueling the Education Revolution

What if kids don’t need a curriculum to learn?

Flip the script and unlock innovative minds

Creating new ways of approaching education that prioritize adaptability, creativity, and innovation could unlock the unique gifts and talents of every child in our country.

Bloom Academy lets kids take charge of their own learning by allowing them the freedom to pursue their own passions and interests.

Electric Girls equips girls with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to pursue careers in STEM. Independence and ownership can change the game for future innovators.

Hear more from our partners

Fueling the Education Revolution

Creating new ways of approaching education that prioritize adaptability, creativity, and innovation could unlock the unique gifts and talents of every child in our country.

What if kids don’t need a curriculum to learn?

Bloom Academy lets kids take charge of their own learning by allowing them the freedom to pursue their own passions and interests.

Flip the script and unlock innovative minds

Electric Girls equips girls with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to pursue careers in STEM. Independence and ownership can change the game for future innovators.

Our Partners

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