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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.

We support social entrepreneurs who see beyond the one-size-fits-all model and are creating individualized opportunities for learners.

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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Stand Together Trust helps thousands of partners apply a “bottom-up” approach to problem solving. We 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.

Join Stand Together Trust at the 30th Annual SPN Meeting on September 19-22 to learn how we’re amplifying solutions from the ground up.

September 20, 2022

9 AM-11 AM ET

M302 | Marquis Level

Stand Together Trust Hospitality Suite

Connect with staff from the Stand Together Trust from 9:00-11:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday to hear about our current priorities and discuss potential partnership opportunities.

September 21, 2022

9 AM-11 AM ET

M302 | Marquis Level

Stand Together Trust Hospitality Suite

Connect with staff from the Stand Together Trust from 9:00-11:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday to hear about our current priorities and discuss potential partnership opportunities.

3:30 PM-4:15 PM ET

A706-A707 | Atrium Level

Expanding the Permissionless Education Market: Lessons from Everyday Entrepreneurs

Parent appetite for nontraditional education models grew to record levels during the pandemic. Many of these started outside of conventional education systems: as microschools, learning pods, hybrid homeschools, community centers, online platforms, and much more. Many of them were the embodiment of “permissionless education,” families and educators coming together to solve education challenges and innovate at a scale not seen in decades. Join Stand Together Trust and the Vela Education Fund to learn about this bottom-up approach to education and the implications for public policy.

4:30 PM-5:30 PM ET

Pulse Loft | Atrium Level

Stand Together Trust Networking Reception
Sponsored by: Stand Together Trust

Join Stand Together Trust for a networking reception. This is a great opportunity to connect with other leaders and learn more about Stand Together Trust’s efforts to tackle the root causes of American’s biggest problems.

K-12 Education Policy with Purpose: An Open Request for Proposals

History demonstrates that people are capable of extraordinary things when they have the freedom and opportunity to learn, contribute, and succeed.

But too often, barriers of all kinds stand in the way of people realizing their potential. One clear barrier for many people are policy barriers that prevent students and families from accessing an education that prepares learners for lives full of meaning and purpose.

That’s why Stand Together Trust is announcing an open request for proposals from state and local policy leaders who want to focus on transforming K-12 education for students. We are committed to investing $1 million over the next 6 months to support those on the ground who are closest to the work and see a vision for the future.

What is Stand Together Trust?

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.

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How Education Can Help Every Learner Realize Their Unique Potential

Unite for a Better Education

Virtual Learning that Actually Works

Our partners are showing how one-size-fits-all education holds learners back — and how individualized education can empower all.

We know there’s a better way forward, and it starts with addressing one of the biggest barriers to educational equity: residential assignment.

How one nonprofit delivered accelerated learning to students in the COVID-19 pandemic – and set the standard for the future.

Learn More About Our Community

How Education Can Help Every Learner Realize Their Unique Potential

Our partners are showing how one-size-fits-all education holds learners back — and how individualized education can empower all.

Unite for a Better Education

We know there’s a better way forward, and it starts with addressing one of the biggest barriers to educational equity: residential assignment.

Virtual Learning that Actually Works

How one nonprofit delivered accelerated learning to students in the COVID-19 pandemic – and set the standard for the future.

If you’re an education entrepreneur with an idea for transforming the education system, we want to hear from you! Let’s connect.

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