The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports programmatic initiatives structured to identify, pilot, and scale systemic improvements in public education.
The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation has provided millions of dollars in grants to education organizations that are reinventing public education by developing strong principals, aspiring school leaders, and master teachers.
As part of our commitment to developing campus leaders in the state of Texas, the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is offering executive coaching opportunities to Central Texas principals, in partnership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and E3 Alliance. The coaching utilizes the E3 Alliance-powered RAISEup Texas program.
The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is partnering with the Relay Graduate School of Education in Houston to administer a competency-based program in Texas that provides graduate-level classes to certified teachers, and certification for teaching residents and novice teachers.
The Teaching Trust is an innovative model for school leadership focused on developing principals, teachers, and leadership teams by equipping them with the skills and abilities required to move the needle in instructional practices and student achievement. Raise Your Hand Texas provided a grant to the Teaching Trust to support its efforts.
One of the most exciting times of the year here at Raise Your Hand is during the annual leadership symposium. Months of meticulous preparation and setup unfold into three days of fellowship, presentations, break-out sessions, and dialogue on all things public education, with local, state, national, and global emphasis. The symposium inspires alumni attendees to broaden their scope of influence beyond your campus and to push their thinking and practice beyond its current state.
Raise Your Hand provided a grant for principals to attend this one-year business training program for K-12 educators in the Houston area wanting to apply business theories to public school settings. Graduates complete the program well-versed in the business, innovation, organization, and financial management tools they need to develop hands-on solutions to affect powerful change.
Raise Your Hand partnered with the Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) for three years (2012-2015) to implement a data-driven process improvement initiative. Raise Your Hand provided support by sponsoring visits by the campus leadership teams of 13 LISD schools to Harvard University to participate in the Data Wise Improvement Process summer training institutes. During the following school year, the leaders received on-site campus support from Harvard University fellows.
Raise Your Hand partnered with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) from 2013-2015 to design a leadership coaching program to support school leaders in organizational leadership, instructional leadership, and teaching.