Our Story

Atlanta is home to more than 50,000 bright and deserving students. While there have been recent improvements and positive momentum, our district faces many challenges. As a result:

  • Based on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) 2015–2016 report card, almost 60 percent of Atlanta schools are rated as low quality with a D or F rating.
  • Civic and business leaders, taxpayers and special interest groups have spent more than 30 years investing around the edges of reform to try to improve Atlanta’s schools, with little effect at scale.

It’s time to do more!

Our Goal

Our long-term goal is to ensure that every child in Atlanta has access to a high-quality school.

2021-2022 School Seat Quality

In five years, we aim to add 8,000 school seats that are tracking toward high-quality. This will increase the number of high-quality school seats by 75 percent and will flip Atlanta into a city where the majority of students attend a quality school.

Our Role

redefinED atlanta was founded in 2016 with the vision to transform Atlanta into a place where every student in every community receives a high-quality education.

We have the ability to leverage private philanthropy and become a catalyst for change in Atlanta by playing three key roles:


We generate and expand local and national funding support for an aligned, long-term education strategy anchored by consistent measures of success.


We set a clear, rigorous and aligned investment strategy around three priority areas: community empowerment, school-level talent and high-quality schools.


We create the space for connection and collaboration and help orchestrate efforts among non-profit, government and philanthropic leaders to support citywide transformation.