The Success for All Foundation (SFAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of research-proven reform models for preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools, especially those serving many children considered at risk.
The foundation offers educational programs to help students achieve grade-level performance across the curriculum and reach their full potential. Our flagship model is Success for All for elementary schools, which was recently awarded a federal grant to scale up to 1,100 more schools.
Success for All is a whole-school reform strategy, research proven to increase student achievement.
Leadership for Continuous Improvement: School leaders, teachers, and other school staff work in collaboration to set quarterly goals, select leverage points for improvement, measure progress, and celebrate success.
Schoolwide Support and Intervention Tools: Proven strategies focus on attendance, parental involvement, positive school culture, family needs, health issues, and individual student support and intervention to make sure that students are in school and ready to learn.
Powerful Instruction: A cooperative-learning framework engages students in rich discussion and motivating challenges every day. Detailed lesson resources for reading make planning easy and include rich media supports to develop vocabulary, background knowledge, fluency, and discussion skills. Computer-assisted tutoring tools provide individualization and extra time.
Professional Development and Coaching: Implementation is supported by extensive job-embedded professional development and coaching that enables teachers and school leaders to make the most of the research-proven approach.
We currently serve over 1,000 schools in forty-seven states and territories. We also have more than 100 schools in the United Kingdom and Canada.
The Success for All Foundation is located in Baltimore, Maryland. It has an annual budget of about $30 million, most of which is derived from fees from schools for training and materials, supplemented by grants and loans from charitable foundations and government agencies. In 2010, SFAF was awarded a $50 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant by the U.S. Department of Education to help scale up its operations. The foundation received the highest ratings of all proposals submitted based on its evidence of effectiveness.
The goal of the Success for All Foundation is to transform schools by creating and disseminating programs that are both based on research and have been rigorously evaluated. In addition to its direct services to schools, SFAF promotes broader policies favoring school reform through adoption and effective implementation of proven programs.