We Are Charter Schools

We Are Charter Schools

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Welcome to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools!

We are the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. Charter schools are free, public schools that are open to all students. Our mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement by fostering a strong charter school movement. Our vision is that every family can choose a well-funded, high-performing public school that delivers an excellent education for their children.

Learn about our sister organization, the Charter School Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization.

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Charter Schools Are

Public Schools, Free and Open to All

Charter schools are public schools that offer parents the opportunity to pick a school that best fits the needs of their child. There is never a cost to attend, and charter schools are open to all students.

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"I want to know that all families have a quality choice available to them, and that they have the data at hand to know which schools are advancing their children’s learning and which are not."

– Rick Cruz, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Chair of the Board

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What You Can Do

Charter schools now serve nearly 4 million students across the country! To ensure these schools remain availableand receive equitable fundingwe need your help! 

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Memorial Gifts

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Commemorative Gifts

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Wire Transfers

For questions regarding wire transfers, please email of call Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Gifts of Stock

For questions regarding stock, please email of call Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company that provides matching gifts, you can make an even bigger impact! To have your gift matched, you must submit your company’s completed matching gift form.

Please send all completed matching gift forms to:

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
800 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006.

If this donation will be potentially matched, please provide the company name.

Advocates Council

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Legacy Society

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994 to learn more about the Legacy Society or for any other inquiries regarding planned giving.