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About Friendship Education Foundation

A Charter Management Organization

Our History



Friendship Education Foundation was established in 2014 as a 501(c)3 non-profit Charter Management Organization (CMO). FEF was created to replicate and expand the Friendship school design nationally. Since then we have opened new schools and managed turnaround and takeover schools in 3 states (Maryland, Louisiana and Arkansas) and the District of Columbia. FEF differs from an EMO because we are a non-profit company.



Our Growing Presence



Washington DC

Louisiana

Maryland

Arkansas

Puerto Rico

Our Mission Statement



The mission of Friendship Education Foundation (“FEF” or “the Foundation”) is to create in underserved communities throughout the nation a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.

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Our Goal Statement



The Foundation plans to seek additional opportunities to fulfill its mission to bring a world-class education to underserved communities throughout the U.S. The Foundation has been invited by dozens of states, school districts, foundations, and charter school authorizers to serve local non-profit charter school applicants. The Foundation will be selective about its expansion and only operate in situations where it can assure a meaningful positive impact on traditionally underserved students and communities.

Scaling Up

FEF is looking ahead. Our 5-year plans for scaling up and expanding includes:

• 3 new elementary charter schools in Arkansas

• 500 new k-8 charter seats in Little Rock, Arkansas

• 10 new schools in 5 years nationally in targeted states of Prince George's County, MD, Aurora, CO, and San Antonio, TX.

• 3 specialized focused elementary schools

◎ All Boys School

◎ International Language

◎ Arts and Technology

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What We believe at The Foundation

The teachers, administrators and staff at Friendship Education Foundation are united in their belief that all children:

Have the power to learn

Can succeed and meet high expectations

Must be prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to success in college and in life

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style

That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. This plan combines direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for the individual student.

We offer resource-rich school environments and ensure that each school has strong core offerings in English language arts, mathematics, social studies and science at every grade level with art, music, physical education, health, world languages and STEM to support the development of well-rounded students.

Through its continued support of charter schools in Louisiana, transformation schools in Baltimore, and new schools in new locations, Friendship Education Foundation will create life-changing opportunities for thousands of disadvantaged students who might not otherwise have access to a world-class education.