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Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, high-performing K to 12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. We are committed to helping our students succeed at every grade level and earn a college degree. Our students regularly outperform their peers in neighborhood schools, and top the city and state average test scores. We are able to do what we do because of who we are. We are students and parents, teachers and leaders, operations professionals, community members and friends. In order to make long-lasting and transformative change, we believe in focusing on what we know works: serving all students, growing in our communities, sharing and learning from others and committing to innovation.
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,500 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 89% low-income, and 84% first-generation college goers. Noble campuses are 10 of the top 16 public high schools in the city according to Chicago Public School's School Quality Ratings Policy (SQRP) scores. Noble Schools strives to provide a learning environment where all students have equitable and positive school experiences that equip them to complete college. As of 2020, 17,500 students have graduated from a Noble school, 98% of Noble students have been accepted into college and 89% chose to enroll.
Predating the American Revolution, Columbia University (founded as King's College in 1754) is the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the US. With a student population of about 25,000 and faculty of more than 3,600, the Ivy League university's main campus spreads across 36 acres in Manhattan. Columbia has three undergraduate schools and 13 graduate and professional schools that grant degrees in about 100 disciplines, including its well-known programs in literature, law, and medicine. Columbia's community of alumni, faculty, and researchers has produced about 80 Nobel laureates, including nine of its current faculty. Columbia operates four affiliated colleges and seminaries in New York City.
Having been founded even before the United States, Rutgers University can teach its students a thing or two about history. Founded in 1766 as Queen's College, the university was the colonies' eighth institution of higher education. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from more than two dozen schools and colleges on three campuses (Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway, New Jersey). Rutgers has about 57,000 students and some 4,000 faculty members. The university's schools and colleges offer undergraduate majors in more than 100 fields, including business and law. Rutgers' name changed in 1825 to honor Revolutionary War hero and alumnus Colonel Henry Rutgers.
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students in high-poverty, high-need areas to graduate from college. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving more than 19,000 K-12 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. Uncommon Schools is committed to advancing social justice. We strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools and Home Office in the service of our students, our staff, and our communities. We are committed to transformative practices that create safe, joyful, student-centered learning environments. Visit our website to learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan.
As one of the most innovative universities in the world, the University of Washington hires people who constantly seek new ways to advance the public good. Our more than 31,000 employees are driven to become a part of something greater than themselves by creating student access to excellent higher education, conducting ground-breaking research, offering life-saving patient care, and serving people in Washington and around the world. A university committed to advancing inclusion and operating sustainably, the UW is consistently honored as a “Great College to Work For” and ranked #5 on Forbes’ “Best Employers in Washington” list. The UW was founded in 1861 and provides world-renowned education to more than 54,000 students each year. We have schools and research programs on our Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses, and offer cutting-edge medical care at our Montlake, Northwest and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, Valley Medical Center in Renton, and clinics throughout the region. The UW is the 5th largest employer in the state of Washington, sustaining one out of every 37 jobs, and has an economic impact exceeding $15 billion per year.
Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life. We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, ourselves, and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success. We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits, and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals. If you want to be a part of an organization focused on providing high-quality education, care, and attention, we invite you to apply for a position today.
Duke University is home to nearly 15,000 Blue Devils who attend undergraduate- and graduate-level classes in 10 schools and colleges. Trinity College of Art and Sciences, the Fuqua School of Business, and the Pratt School of Engineering are among the most well known; its law and medical schools are also highly regarded nationally. The private institution has an endowment of about $5 billion and a student-teacher ratio of 8:1. Notable alumni include Richard Nixon, Melinda French Gates, Elizabeth Dole, and talk show host Charlie Rose. Founded in 1838 as Trinity College, Duke adopted its present name in 1924 after American Tobacco Co. magnate James Duke established the Duke Endowment.
KIPP Public Schools is a network of 280 public charter schools with 15,000 educators and 175,000 students and alumni.
Stanford is one of the world's leading research universities, boasting respected and entrepreneurial programs in business, earth, engineering, law, medicine, education and humanities and sciences. Stanford serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students with a student-teacher ratio of about 4:1. In 2015, Stanford has over 5,000 research projects with a $1.33 billion budget. There are 2,200 faculty members and 13,000 staff members, including employees in the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which is a partnership with the Department of Energy. Stanford’s campus, consisting of over 8,000 acres, continues to expand beyond The Farm. As the campus grows, with locations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, so does our pioneering spirit and ability to innovate, discover and explore new fields. A private institution, Stanford is supported through an endowment of more than $21 billion, one of the largest in the US.