Relay began as a unique partnership among three public school networks, with leaders who were eager to train more teachers. Today, we collaborate with more than 50 districts, nonprofits and philanthropic investors all over the United States.

Relay is proud to collaborate with many of the finest school districts, charter management organizations, and education nonprofits in the United States. With impressive records of training effective teachers, creating exemplary schools, and preparing all students for choice-filled lives, our partners set a high bar for excellence and inform our approach to training teachers and school leaders.

We are also grateful for the ongoing support we receive from our national philanthropic investors, many of which have supported Relay from the very beginning.

Relay grew out of the shared work of three of the nation’s highest-performing charter school networks: Uncommon Schools, KIPP, and Achievement First. Over 20 years, these organizations have shaped a new generation of 230 urban public schools that serve more than 80,000 students across the country.

Founding Partners