The Drexel Fund offers a prestigious paid fellowship to innovative leaders with a strong desire and plan to launch high-quality, private schools for low-income children.
The fellowship is rigorous and customized to the founder’s leadership development and school launch. The fellowship includes leadership coaching, cohort trainings and school launch support. Founders receive a living stipend and a budget for their individual learning plans during a one-year fellowship that culminates in founders requesting school start-up funding from The Drexel Fund. Schools that meet The Drexel Fund’s rigorous selection criteria will receive financial resources during their early years before they reach full capacity. The Fund will also be a strategic and financial partner in the expansion of successful individual school models into networks of schools.