Supporting university partnerships to expand opportunities for students at Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and New York University
Advocating for pro-reform K-12 policies
Strengthening K-12 Education
Bloomberg Philanthropies works to increase access to high-performing public charter schools in 20 key metro areas, with the goal to create 150,000 new charter seats by 2026. The historic initiative, which builds on Mike’s longtime support for education reform in New York City and nationally, is expanding high-performing charter networks, creating new and innovative charter schools, and strengthening existing schools. In partnership with leading local and national organizations, our support is helping public charters to improve their academic offerings, recruit talented teachers, build and launch schools, and attract support for additional charter seats. Since the initiative’s launch, our partners have developed a pipeline of nearly 65,000 seats to be opened in the coming years.
Watch how we are improving equity in education
Building 21st-Century Job Skills
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in U.S. career and technical education to improve skills- and jobs-based training in high schools, with the goal to provide greater economic mobility and opportunities in growing fields. The initiative supports work-based programs that offer high school students apprenticeships and paid experience in workplaces, and school-based career programs that provide students with industry credentials and experience within their school curriculum. We invest in programs across the country that have become national models, including CareerWise Colorado, an innovative apprenticeship program that has now been replicated in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Indiana with our support.
Career and Technical Education
In 2022, we expanded our career and technical education work to New York City as part of a city-led partnership to connect 3,000 students across more than 50 schools with paid multi-year apprenticeships. This work prepares students for careers in technology, healthcare, business, and more.