Charter school leaders of color face two systematic hurdles when it comes to acquiring school facilities. Historically, charter schools have struggled with finding adequate facilities with their limited budgets, and specifically for leaders of color, the 'financial divide' dramatically limits access to loans and the financial markets.

Providing financial access to school leaders of color is crucial in the pursuit of educational equity. Join two school leaders as they share how they went about finding short-term and long-term money for their facility and talk about their experience navigating the path among financial institutions by leveraging relationships to partner with the right lenders.

Key takeaways: • Navigating the process from a school leader’s view

• Long-term and short-term solutions for facilities financing

• Resources available to guide school leaders through the loan or refinancing application process

• Learn about a new tool to help match schools and lenders



Naomi Shelton, CEO, National Charter Collaborative

Nicole Goodman, CEO, Scuola Vita Nuova in Kansas City

Dr. Gavin Samms, Head of Schools, Genesis school in Atlanta

Karina Vadillo, Senior Investment Associate, EFF

Khaliff Davis Director, K-12 Education, Reinvestment Fund

Jeff Lawrence, Board Member, Genesis Innovation Academy


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