Building the Roots
of Upward Mobility

Rooted School Foundation aims to accelerate upward mobility for underserved youth by ensuring students graduate with a job offer in one hand and a college acceptance letter in the other.

About RSF

The Rooted School Foundation is a nonprofit organization encompassing several public charter schools and youth programs. We partner with forward-thinking companies and research institutions to test place-based strategies that will accelerate upward economic and social mobility for America’s most underserved students. Learn more about who we are, where we’ve been—and where we’re going from here.

Our Mission

Rooted School’s mission is to reimagine and support the role schools play in providing students with personal pathways to financial freedom and then scaling those opportunities so that more students may excel in school and after graduation.


In addition to our national network of public charter high schools and microschools, our programs include the Green Balloon Fellowship, a one-year full-time job placement program, and The $50 Study, which examines what happens when teenagers are given unconditional cash. Learn more about our ongoing and upcoming programs here. 

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Our Schools

New Orleans

The first of our charters, Rooted School New Orleans is now recognized as one of the most innovative public charter high schools in the country and offers dual-enrollment with SUNO.


Rooted School Indy partners with local organizations to provide the resources and opportunities our students need to succeed in their collegiate and professional careers.


Rooted School Vancouver opened Fall 2023 and made history as the first charter school in Southwest Washington. 

North Las Vegas

With a target launch of Fall 2024, Rooted School Las Vegas will be among the first local charter schools providing area youth with personal pathways to financial freedom.

Goals without dreams
remain dreams.

The function of freedom is to free someone else.
-Toni Morrison

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