Education Fuels Progress: Our 2024-26 Strategy

By Frances Messano, CEO In America, it remains all too predictable who gets a fair shot at life. Our education system should be a gateway to opportunity, yet it often acts as a barrier. While there’s no shortage of committed leaders and bright spots in communities across the country, we have yet to move the […]

Leading at the Edge: A Story 25 Years in the Making 

By Danielle Kristine Toussaint, Chief External Affairs Officer NewSchools is in good company this year among peers in philanthropy and education who are celebrating milestone anniversaries or signaling deeper shifts in their strategy by announcing brand refreshes. Anniversaries are unremarkable, sentimental events, except in their unique power to spark a special kind of reflection and […]

NewSchools Venture Fund Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

Contact: Wendy-Ann Dixon-DuBois NewSchools Venture Fund wdixon-dubois@newschools.org  NewSchools Venture Fund Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer  (Oakland, CA, January 11, 2023) – NewSchools Venture Fund introduced Frances Messano as its new Chief Executive Officer today. In 2022, Messano was appointed as successor to outgoing CEO, Stacey Childress, who stepped down after an accomplished eight year tenure. […]