Lead Partner Organizations
The oldest university in San Francisco, USF offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as people and professionals. The USF School of Education offers credential and graduate programs designed to meet the needs of aspiring and practicing educators, counselors and leaders.
The Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) aims to cultivate teacher leaders who share a set of core values that includes a commitment to social justice, an understanding of the strengths and needs of a diverse student population, and a dedication to equity and excellence for all students. The program takes an approach to teaching and learning that is sensitive to the family, community, and political contexts of education, focused on the needs and development of learners, and grounded in the study of subject matter that enables inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 57,000 students every year. SFUSD’s mission is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.
UESF is the collective voice of San Francisco Unified School District teachers and paraprofessionals, organized and professional educators committed to learning and to the bond between students and their teachers. As a union of professional educators, UESF has a responsibility to make an increasing effort to support successful education and seek remedies for unsuccessful educational efforts.