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CROWDRISE : Apr 10, 2016
Tax ID: 45-0647583
BASED: New York, NY, United States


Educational Justice

SFER develops college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities.

About Students for Education Reform

Students for Education Reform (SFER) trains college students as grassroots organizers who fight for better K-12 education policy and politics in their communities. We believe that every student deserves a quality public education, and remedying the injustice of disparities in quality public education will lead to more opportunity, thriving communities, and a healthy democracy.

In its first 5 years, SFER grew from a student group on one college campus into a national advocacy nonprofit with over 1,300 members and over 3,000 supporters. SFER members are predominately students of color and first-generation college students.

SFER supports members as they organize through campus- and city-wide chapters to advocate for college access, great teachers, and quality school choices. SFER has helped to pass legislation in four states and to change district policy in two cities.

Over 1,000 diverse alumni of SFER are now in the workforce, and nearly 2/3rds of SFER alumni work in education and advocacy careers.

SFER's partner 501c4 organization, SFER Action Network, trains college students as field organizers, who in turn engage diverse voters in 5 cities to exert their power through voting. As a result, SFER Action Network canvasses have produced dramatic increases in voter turnout, and 10 candidates endorsed by SFER Action Network have won school board office.  

SFER's work has been covered by NPR, the L.A. Times, the Boston Globe, the Star-Tribune, Univision, Telemundo, Education Week, Forbes, TIME and ABC.

SFER's co-founder and Executive Director, Alexis Morin, has been named to Forbes "30 Under 30" list twice, and to Time Magazine's "12 Education Advocates to Watch in 2012" list.  SFER has become an important voice in the education reform movement and has received funding from Arthur Rock, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Family Foundation, the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, the McKnight Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Fisher Fund and others.  

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The 6th Annual Run for Educational Equity

The 6th Annual Run for Educa…

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