Equipping  Leaders

to Partner with Public Schools

Join the 2022 National Cohort

Do you need a strategy to impact your local schools?

School Partners USA offers youth workers nine months of focused training and support for those who see engaging public schools as part of their mission.

We seek dynamic, entrepreneurial youth workers in Dallas, New York, Oakland, and San Diego to catalyze and lead transformational school partnerships locally. We provide full scholarships, best practice training, and coaching by some of the most experienced public school partners in the nation. Participants create school engagement plans, produce crossover events or projects, and establish relationships for long-term mission impact. Serious candidates only.

What you can expect

  • Fully scholarshipped, professional development training.
  • Nine months of shared learning with colleague practitioners.
  • Tools and coaching to develop a school engagement plan. 
  • Best practice programs and curriculum. 
  • At least one crossover project or event
  • Resource networks for ongoing collaborations.
  • Matching project grants available.


Applications Due

August 31, 2022

September - June

2022 Cohorts

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Who We Are

School Partners USA creates hope and opportunity through local school partnerships that improve educational and life outcomes for students. Our goal, simply stated, is for all  students and schools to thrive, without exception or condition. We are an initiative of Thrive Collective, a NY-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What We Do

School Partners USA equips leaders for transformational school partnerships in their communities. We help city cohorts learn, plan, and create a foundation for ongoing school collaborations. We provide full scholarships for training, strategic planning, coaching, program design, and matching project grants.

What's Different

We partner with schools to make a real difference in students' lives. The kind of difference that actually improves educational and life outcomes.  Resourcing schools as authentic, trusted partners is a means to that fundamental, transformational end. Our goal, simply stated, is students and schools that thrive — without exception or condition.

Case Study: NYC

SchoolPartners.NYC celebrates and accelerates school partnerships that improve educational and life outcomes for students.  Their goal, simply stated, is for all NYC students and schools to thrive — without exception or condition.  They function as a growing network of service providers committed to sharing best practices, ideas, and resources in support of New York City’s 1.1 million public school students and nearly 1,800 public schools.  LEARN MORE.

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