Washington, DC

NewSchools’ DC Schools Fund II’s (DCSF II) goal is to double the capacity of quality charter seats in DC and catalyze a shift in the market towards 50% quality charter seats. That means creating 7,500 new high quality charter school seats while closing 5,000 low- and mid-performing seats.

DCSF II’s strategy is comprised of three key investment areas:

  • Growing Excellence: Increase the capacity of local high-performing schools and networks to scale up, and support new charter schools to launch with quality from day one.

  • Human Capital: Invest in human capital to build a strong talent pool, particularly in school leadership, to enable school growth.

  • Advocacy & Strategic Leadership: Cultivate an environment in which low-performing schools are closed and high-performing schools have a clear path to replication by building strategic leadership.

Launched in January 2013, the DCSF II will operate for five years.