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The Schott Foundation for Public Education was co-founded in 1991 by Lilo Leeds and her son, Greg Jobin-Leeds. The Foundation is named after Lilo’s parents, Caroline and Sigmund Schott, German-Jewish immigrants who escaped Nazi Germany with their daughter and built successful lives in the United States.


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Mission Statement

Our Mission: To develop and strengthen a broad-based and representative movement to achieve fully resourced, quality PreK-12 public education...

Our Impact

Schott's core belief is that a grassroots movement is critical to systemic change in the disparities poor children and children of color face in our nation’s schools. In helping to build this movement, Schott recognizes its pivotal role as both funder and advocate...

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