About Educate Texas

Educate Texas, an educational initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, is the trusted change agent to strengthen Texas public and higher education. For more than a decade, we have worked side by side with our partners to empower students to realize their dreams and fuel a thriving Texas.

As an education strategy, practice and policy partner, we are the only organization in Texas that holistically leads education initiatives from idea to impact. To do this, we employ what we call the three P's:

Partners - Involve the right parties and convene for action
Programs - Innovate and prove them in practice
Policies - Instill evidence-based practices and policies for enduring impact and scale

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Our Vision

Strengthen the public and higher education system so that every Texas student is prepared for educational and workforce success.

Our Mission

Increase postsecondary readiness, access and success for all Texas students by building partnerships, leading innovation and scaling practices and policies.

Our Partners

Our work would not be possible without working side by side with public and private entities.


We are Evidence-Based

Our strategy is rooted in a theory of continuous improvement, using data and insights from a variety of sources to inform strategic decisions. Educate Texas is building a plan of system-wide, coordinated and intentional strategic learning. As we support statewide initiatives, we identify ways to measure the outcome and collect local data to determine what areas fulfill the need and what falls short. As we analyze this data, we determine what systems, processes and people need adjustment and support, strengthening our impact as we grow and adapt our strategy.

Our History

Educate Texas began in 2003 as the Texas High School Project (THSP) when, supported by a multi-million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it introduced the Early College High School model to the state of Texas.


Our Relationship with Communities Foundation of Texas

Educate Texas is proud to be an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), sharing in the foundation’s resources and wealth of knowledge, as well as the leadership of its volunteer board of trustees and the expertise of its professional staff. CFT enhances the experience and impact of giving by stimulating creative solutions to key challenges in communities across the state and beyond.

Our Team

Educate Texas is a team of experts in education and business, with a commitment to improving the lives of Texas students.
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Educate Texas is an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas with the vision of strengthening the public and higher education system to prepare every Texas student for educational and workforce success. If you share our passion for increasing readiness, access and success for all students, we invite you to consider applying for our current opportunities.

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