Support TDS



We are deeply grateful for your interest in supporting the work we do. Your investment will enable us to make a difference in the world through our mission of providing evidence-based models, tools and services to the most challenged secondary schools, serving the most vulnerable students. All gifts, great or small, make a difference and we thank you.

To inquire about supporting Talent Development Secondary, please email


Talent Development Secondary has received support from a wide range of resources, ranging from federal and state governments, to local and national foundations.

Our current funders include:

  • AT&T Aspire – Philadelphia, PA
  • Capital Area United Way – East Baton Rouge, LA
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York – New York, NY
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation – Tulsa, OK
  • College Spark – Seattle, WA
  • Columbus City Schools – Columbus, OH
  • Guam Department of Education – Guam
  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation – New York, NY
  • Fund for Shared Insight
  • Grover Washington Middle School – Philadelphia, PA
  • Growing Together – Tulsa, OK
  • Hempstead Union Free School District – Miami, FL
  • Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation – East Feliciana, LA
  • Ingram White Castle Foundation – Columbus, OH
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation – Harrisburg, PA
  • Los Angeles Unified School District – Los Angeles, CA
  • New York City Department of Education – New York, NY
  • Pepsico Foundation – New York, NY
  • Portland Public Schools – Portland, ME
  • Seattle Public Schools – Seattle, WA
  • Skillman Foundation – Detroit, MI
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
  • The Children’s Trust – Miami, FL
  • United Way of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
  • US Department of Education – Washington, D.C.
  • Valley of the Sun United Way – Phoenix, AZ


Talent Development Secondary is a partner in Diplomas Now, an innovative approach to turning around some of the country’s most challenging middle and high schools. Talent Development Secondary provides curriculum, instruction, professional development, structural advances and the Early Warning Indicator and intervention system to its schools.

Diplomas Now partner organizations:

  • City Year – Teams of young adults are brought to each school to work as mentors, tutors, role models, and as an extra shift of adults.
  • Communities In Schools – Intensive help is given to the neediest students through a site coordinator and community resources.

Additional Partner Organizations:

  • International Institute of Restorative Practices – Bethlehem, PA


  • Boston Debate League
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices
  • Stand for Children
  • Teach For America – MA
  • United Way

New York City

  • Academic Entertainment, Inc.
  • Astor Family Services
  • Bronx Arts Ensemble
  • Center for Supportive Schools
  • Central Queens YM & YWHA
  • City University of New York
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Partnership with Children
  • Teach For America – NYC
  • The Data-Wise Project
  • The Ivy-Key
  • Urban Wall Street
  • International Institute for Restorative Practices


  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • United Way of Philadelphia
  • William Penn Foundation