While Ed Trust is a national nonprofit educational advocacy organization, we’re active in YOUR state, working with our partners on the ground who are carrying out vital work to advance educational equity in Massachusetts. For #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global day of giving, please consider donating to one of the following local organizations below so that they can continue this important work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Boston’s Higher Ground

Boston’s Higher Ground is a catalyst for collective action that works with residents and partners to achieve excellent outcomes in education and to promote the health and well-being of children and families in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.

Center for Teen Empowerment

Our mission is to employ, train, and empower youth to, in collaboration with adults, create peace, equity, and justice.

He is Me Institute

He is Me Institute empowers Black men to obtain and retain careers in education.

Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)

Our mission is to expedite the transition of new immigrants in this country with dignity and justice. We work primarily with the Haitian community in Boston but we also serve other ethnic groups in the state of Massachusetts. We provide educational opportunities to students through after-school, tutoring, summer program and enrichment activities (music, coding, chess club etc). We support adults through networking and referral services while equipping them with the basic skills they need to navigate the system.

Latino Education Institute

Our mission at the LEI is to improve the academic achievement and well-being of Latino students (K-20) and their families.

Latinos for Education

Our mission is to develop, place and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector.

Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc.

Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc. (LCW) is a community development corporation founded in 1986 that weaves together community planning, organizing, and asset-building efforts with high-quality affordable housing and commercial development to create vibrant neighborhoods and empowered residents. By facilitating conversations and action on community priorities, LCW engages partners and a network of youth and adult residents in opportunities to move themselves and the city of Lawrence forward.

Teach Plus Massachusetts

The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success.

Teach Western Mass

Here in Western Massachusetts, we’ve been working hard to improve our schools but we need to do even more to ensure that all our students get the world-class education they deserve.

Though Massachusetts leads the nation in overall student performance, too many students – particularly those from historically-underserved communities – are not getting the level of education they’re entitled to. Teach Western Mass is bolstering the efforts of our hard-working educators by attracting more colleagues who are committed to becoming partners-in-change.

*Our vision is that every classroom has an effective educator so that all students in Western Massachusetts have access to a vibrant education that will prepare them for college and career.*

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

At Thompson Island Outward Bound, we believe every student can discover the freedom of possibility, as students move from I can’t and I’m not to I can.

Through our partnership with Boston’s public schools, each year thousands of students board the Thompson Island Outward Bound ferry to discover who they are and all they can become on an island classroom that spans 204 acres of salt marshes, woods, campsites, labs, dormitories and dozens of challenge structures.

Playing a crucial role in closing the achievement and opportunity gaps facing Boston middle schoolers, our multi-year curriculum features hands-on field science infused with Outward Bound’s unique approach to character development, compassion and service.

Our core education programs are provided at no cost to students, funded by a combination of philanthropy and the island’s events business.


uAspire is a nonprofit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college.

Our singular focus is on college affordability and removing financial barriers so that every student has an equitable opportunity to graduate from college and succeed in life.

Worcester Education Collaborative

Our mission is to engage our community in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure that excellence in education is available to all public school students and that they are prepared for success in college, career, and life.