Our Partners

Relay partner school

Relay is proud to collaborate with many outstanding peer institutions of higher education, educational nonprofits, public school districts, and public charter networks across the U.S.

A Shared Commitment

With impressive records of developing effective teachers, creating exemplary schools, and making investments in local communities, our partners set a high bar for excellence and inform our approach to developing teachers and school leaders. We are also grateful for the ongoing support we receive from our donors, many of whom have supported Relay from the very beginning.

Relay grew out of the shared work of three of the nation’s largest and most successful 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.

National Partners





Deans for Impact


Select Local Partners

Public School Districts


Hartford Public Schools


School District of Philadelphia


Colonial School District


New Haven Public Schools


Shelby County Public Schools


DC Public Schools




Denver Public Schools




Select Local Partners

Public Charter Networks
Achievement First


Firstline Schools


KIPP Houston


Republic Schools


Uncommon Schools




Harlem Children's Zone




Rocky Mountain Prep


University Prep


Crescent City Schools


KIPP Colorado


Mastery Charter Schools


Strive Preparatory Schools


DSST Public Schools




Noble Network


Teach for America



A James Alice B Clark Foundation


City Education Partners


Memphis Education Fund


Raise Your Hand Texas


William R Kenan Jr Charitable Trust


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Daniels Fund


New Schools for Baton Rouge


The Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation


Carnegie Cooperation of NY


Education Forward DC


Overdeck Family Foundation


Venture Philanthropy Partners




Houston Endowment


Project Renaissance


Walton Family Foundation