Learning partners

(Programs and organizations that help our students learn)

  • The Alvo Institute
  • Buck
  • Illuminate Education
  • Project Lead the Way
  • ST Math
  • Think Through Math
  • Khan
  • Lexia Core 5
  • Reading Plus
  • Razz


Funding Partners:

(Foundations who have supported our work)






Community Partners

(Local organizations who support our families, staff and students)

  • High Mark
  • After School All Stars
  • Operation Samahan
  • ProKids Golf
  • California Charter Schools Association


Dede Alpert,  Former Assembly Woman and State Senator

Ben Boyce, Manager of Public Affairs at Southwest Strategies

Lisa Corr, Partner, Young Minney and Corr, LLP

Rod Dammeyer, Chairman, CAC  

Tom Davis, Director of Events and Corporate Sponsorships, CALSA

Jon Deane, Chief Information Officer, Summit Public Schools

Dr. Donna Elder, Associate Dean of School of Education, National University

Stanley V. Heyman, President, Heyman & Associates

Ben Hueso, State Senator

Diane Levitt, Director of K-12 Education, Cornell

Chet Pipkin, Founder, President and CEO of Belkin International

Dr. Robert Schwartz, Senior Advisor, New Teacher Center

Rebecca Tomasini, Founder and CEO, The Alvo Institute

Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California

Jed Wallace, President/Chief Executive Officer, CA Charter Schools Association

Dr. Matthew Wunder, Chief Executive Officer, Da Vinci Schools

Mark Wyland, State Senator


If you want to support Thrive in our mission to influence best practices in education, pioneer new systems for student success and expand students’ futures, we always need more friends! Just reach out and together will make sure that every child matters and thrives.  


Charter schools are free public schools created by educators and communities, and run by a Board of Directors. These schools give families alternatives to the traditional public school system. Charters are held to a higher level of accountability than traditional public schools, in exchange for instructional autonomy. Charters must meet and exceed district and state expectations in order to remain operational.  Many of California’s 1200+ charter schools are out-performing the traditional public schools in their areas. You can learn more at


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