Education Entrepreneur Fellow: 2010-2011
Seton Education Partners
Large numbers of Catholic schools serving disadvantaged students in inner cities across the U.S. are closing because of financial challenges. Seton Education Partners ensures that students attending Catholic schools that close continue to have access to high-quality educational options. The organization provides guidance and technical assistance to Catholic parishes, dioceses, and independent religious orders on leasing space to secular public charter schools or converting existing Catholic schools into public charter schools. Its founder, Stephanie Saroki de Garcia, came to the Education Entrepreneur Fellowship from The Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., where she served for six years as the Director of K-12 Education Programs.