For more than three decades, WakeEd Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). To accomplish this, our programs aim at continual growth for students and educators.



It is our responsibility to ensure that all students have the supplies they need to focus on learning. WakeEd is asking for your support as we stock the shelves at Tools4Schools with classroom supplies for nearly 11,000 educators and 160,000 students in 2022. Learn More

Workforce Development

Above all, WakeEd supports teachers so they can achieve the dreams they have for their students. Through our programs and partnerships, we are working with teachers to bring authentic, real-world learning experiences to classrooms, and to connect students with employers to explore career pathways.


SummerSTEM is an eight-day professional development program that enriches the educator’s understanding of Project-Based Learning as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workforce.

Career Conversations

Career Conversations connects employers and students digitally through a new and growing online library of video interviews with professionals from a variety of jobs and industries. 

Grade-Level Reading

The importance of children’s early literacy development cannot be overstated. Third grade is a turning point for children. Up to that point, they are learning to read, beyond that they are reading to learn. WakeEd Partnership is committed to helping Wake County children reach this important milestone.

Partners Read

Our Partners Read program places community volunteers in elementary schools to read with struggling first and second grade students.

WAKE Up & Read

WakeEd serves on the leadership team for WAKE Up and Read, a community-wide collaborative aligned with the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Program efforts address school readiness, summer learning loss, school attendance, and health and wellness. WakeEd is the fiscal sponsor for the annual WAKE Up and Read Book Drive.


WakeEd Partnership works to ensure that students receive a high-quality education that sets them up for success after high school. In 2018, WakeEd established its first scholarship program and this continued support enables students to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree.

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Program

The Coach Bob Pittard Scholarship Fund is available to those graduating seniors from Green Hope High School and Apex High School, located in Wake County, North Carolina who, during their high school years, earned a varsity letter for participation in a full season in a varsity sport. 

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  3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100

  Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609

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3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609