Welcome to the 3rd Annual Building Hope Summit!

Join us and 250 charter school leaders from across the nation to connect, collaborate, and celebrate what is going right in education! Our 2-day public summit’s unique format gives leaders an opportunity to learn from each other, workshop solutions to their school’s challenges, and meet with great, supportive partners to level-up their school. 

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Building Hope Summit!

On April 23, 24 & 25, be ready to bring your special sauce to the table, so we can share best practices, brainstorm creative solutions, and connect with other amazing charter school leaders and advocates from across the country.

You walk the walk every day, and this Summit is a chance to talk the talk about what is working and how we can help each other level-up our charter schools to better serve our students, families, and communities.

Breakfast & Lunch are included each day, as well as the Welcome Reception. We also have a slate of programming with over 30 sessions, and multiple opportunities to connect with other charter leaders, authorizers, select business partners, and associations.

After the Summit wraps, we will award the 3rd Annual BH IMPACT grants at an elegant gala!

Please be sure to RSVP for your sessions, join us for the Welcome Reception.

Student Empowerment
Grant Awards

One $20,000 grant &
Two $10,000 grants

Charter schools that empower students to be creators of their own futures by providing effective support and programs for each individual student are candidates.

Finalists

Semi-Finalists

Community Engagement
Grant Awards

One $20,000 grant &
Two $10,000 grants

Charter schools that engage local communities in partnership and shared purpose to make their corner of the world a better place are ideal candidates.

Finalists

Academy for Global Citizenship,
Chicago, IL

Amy Biehl High School,
Albuquerque, NM

Vimenti,
San Juan, PR

Semi-Finalists

Education Innovation
Grant Awards

One $20,000 grant &
Two $10,000 grants

Charter schools that play outside “the box” and take risks to best prepare the students of today for the world of tomorrow.

Finalists

Semi-Finalists

S. Joseph Bruno Charter Leadership Award

One $20,000 grant &
Two $10,000 grants

Charter schools and small charter networks that have perfected their model and demonstrated long-term impact on their students and communities.

Finalists

Semi-Finalists

NYOS Charter School in
Austin, TX

University High School,
Fresno, CA

Shellie-Ann Braswell
“Shine Brighter” Award

One $5,000 grant 

Award named in honor of a dedicated volunteer leader who led with love and made everything around her shine brighter. This award recognizes one charter school volunteer who embody the spirit and is making memories for charter school families to cherish.

Winners

Sujei DaSilva
Volunteer at SouthSide Elementary Charter School in Providence, RI

Danielle Sell
Volunteer at Adeline Montessori School in Oconomowoc, WI

Empower Tomorrow: Support the future of education!

TICKETS ARE LIMITED Reserve your Spot!