Why WakeEd Partnership?

WakeEd Partnership is a unique, strategic, education nonprofit focused exclusively on transforming teaching and leadership modeling in Wake County Public Schools to provide graduating students with the content knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a complex and changing workplace.

Since our founding in 1983, WakeEd Partnership has served in a unique position in the education space. We are an independent nonprofit committed to improving public education and advocating for excellent educational opportunities for all students. This independence has been our strength for more than 30 years. Through our business and community partners, we have brought the best minds and ideas to the table to focus on education in Wake County. With an eye on outcomes, our goal is to do the right thing for students.

Strategic

We are envisioning the future of Wake County and a dynamic workplace to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs.

Collective

We are connecting employers with educators to make a collective, strategic impact on Wake County’s future workforce.

Transformative

We are providing WCPSS educators with resources needed to engage students in innovative ways that address the rate of change in education and the modern workforce.

Aligned

We are advocating for educators and school leaders at the local and state level in support of evidence-based best practices and policies that promote effective teaching.

Because WakeEd Partnership Exists…

Educators receive thousands of dollars in professional development, grant funding, and in kind resources that enable them to engage students in innovative, real-world learning.

Wake County has a local leader championing funding and policies that support effective teaching and strong leadership in Wake County Public Schools.

Employers can collaborate with schools and one another to make a strategic, collective impact on Wake County’s future workforce.

Students graduate with experiences, content knowledge, and skills that better prepare them for a complex, dynamic workplace.

Our programs have received national recognition.

SummerSTEM and World Cafe (now Link) received the 2017 US2020 STEM Mentoring Award for Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships. Partners Read is a nationally recognized program with the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

The only education nonprofit in Wake County focused on improving academic results through teacher transformation.

When grants, professional development, and collaboration with businesses are provided for teachers, the benefits aren’t limited to one student. Instead, the impact is felt by every student in that classroom for years to come.

The only education nonprofit in North Carolina receiving matching funds from its local school system.

The Wake County Public School System provides 2-to-1 matching of private funds invested in our SummerSTEM program to maximize impact.

The only local education nonprofit in Wake County focused on education policy and advocacy.

Our efforts to inform state and local elected officials about important issues in public education helps them make decisions which lead to positive educational outcomes. 

Find out why others are investing in their community through WakeEd Partnership:

Investor Spotlight: BASF

We encourage other businesses to partner with WakeEd and join in our effort to continue to provide the best possible education in Wake County. It truly takes a village and we all have a stake in our future.

Investor Spotlight: Martin Marietta

Undeniably, education is a critical building block in any community foundation. Highly effective teachers equipped with the skills and technology needed to optimally develop our students into future leaders, engaged business civic-minded people and a well-informed citizenry are necessary for community improvement and growth. WakeEd promotes this mission in the Wake County community and Martin Marietta is proud to partner in its efforts.

Meet the Investors: Duke Energy

Growing up in a family of educators, I’ve seen how education transforms lives. Now, I’m seeing its impact go much further to transform how we power our communities.