Mission & Vision Statement

Advance equitable, meaningful education that prepares every Boston student to activate their power and shape their future.

EdVestors is a school improvement organization that combines strategic philanthropy, education expertise, and implementation support to help schools create the conditions for school change. We work at the classroom, school, and system levels to accelerate improvement in Boston’s schools. Since starting in 2002, EdVestors has raised and invested $35 million in school improvement efforts.

EdVestors works to strengthen school effectiveness so a quality education is available to every student in Boston. To do this, we tap the ingenuity already present in our city’s schools, nonprofits, neighborhoods, and institutions so that we can take a problem-solving approach to meeting challenges. We borrow good ideas that are working elsewhere, generate new ideas where needed, and think creatively and strategically when putting good ideas into practice. We invite a wide and diverse network of stakeholders to collaborate. And we share what we know and learn about how schools change, paving the way for more schools to make more progress.


We drive toward our vision by

  1. Activating people and resources
  2. Learning and iterating in context
  3. Influencing system change

We believe that continuously attending to all three of our drivers ensures our activities will create impact.


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