Strategic Initiatives

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Strategic Initiatives

Increasing Gateway's Impact

Informed by our strategic planning process and current educational research, Gateway has launched three critical initiatives that are certain to increase Gateway’s impact on our own students and provide important resources and services to students and educators beyond our walls. Learn more.

1) Building a 21st Century Model – All Students College and Career Ready

At Gateway, we seek to beat one of the most persistent issues facing students in public schools: the opportunity gap, or the difference between the types of academic and enrichment opportunities afforded to low-income students compared with their more privileged peers. Our 96% college-bound rate tells us that we are on the right track. 

  • Increase learning opportunities in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math)
  • Enhance Gateway’s college access and readiness programs 
  • Expand opportunities for career exploration and exposure

2) Supporting Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Quality Teaching Matters

Educators today do not often receive the prestige, compensation, or support they deserve.  As a result, too many great teachers leave the profession, the pool of talented and committed teachers is insufficient, and too many students do not find success in our public schools.  At Gateway, we aim to change this by rethinking the roles of teachers, the way they are trained, supported and compensated, and the resources they can marshal to support their important work.

  • Double our investment in professional development and teacher training
  • Increase opportunities for teacher leadership and career growth
  • Establish a new compensation model

Learn More: How is Gateway Recruiting and Retaining Teachers

3) Building Partnerships and Strengthening Community

In addition to providing an empowering education to our own students, Gateway serves as a catalyst for innovation and social change within the sphere of public education.  We are committed to increasing our impact as an organization by supporting the success of students beyond our walls.

  • Create a powerful online tool that connects students with opportunities
  • Serve as a hub for sharing professional development opportunities, grants and fellowships, best practices, and instructional resources for educators
  • Harness community support and expertise for public schools and students
  • Develop a collaborative leadership council comprised of education and business leaders that drives community engagement events in support of students such as career days, job fairs, college awareness events

Interested in Learning More about Gateway's Strategic Initiatives?