Our Core Values

 

Results for Kids

“Casserian Engeri?” – Daily Masai greeting, meaning “And how are the children?” 

We constantly ask ourselves this question, mindful that innovation only matters if it creates a fundamentally better answer, for all children.

Diverse Voices

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.” – Cesar Chavez

We act from the conviction that the best innovation emerges from diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

Play Big

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

We imagine bold possibilities, muster the courage to go after them, and consider system implications from the start.

Perpetual Beta

“What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today?” – Carol Dweck

We strive to be constant learners, always seeking to grow and improve.

Long–Term

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

We play the long-game and prioritize what has the greatest long-term impact for kids.

Love

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”  – Lao Tzu

Relationships and genuine connection are at the heart of our work.