Frequently Asked Questions about Wake Education Partnership
1. Is Wake Education Partnership part of the school system or the county government?
No -- we are an independent non-profit organization. The majority of our funding comes from corporate and individual donors. The rest comes from grants and other community-based organizations.
2. Are you a new organization in Wake County?
We have been here since 1983, so we've been part of this community for a long time. Follow this link for more about our history.
3. Why should I make a donation to Wake Education Partnership instead of giving the money directly to my child's school or PTA?
While gifts to your child's school or PTA are important, an investment in Wake Education Partnership has a broader, systemic impact on public education in Wake County. We are able to combine small and large gifts, putting them to work together to make positive change across the district and not only in an individual school.
4. What does the Partnership actually do?
In the broadest terms, we serve as advocates for world-class public education through business and community involvement. More specifically, we work to improve retention of excellent teachers, to help train effective education leaders and to ensure healthy schools for all students. Our program efforts include community meetings, research reports, teacher grants, leadership training and online resources. To learn more about our work, click on the various links under programs and events.
5. How can I get involved with Wake Education Partnership?