Support us

Join us in creating a path to college for thousands of Brooklyn students—and a scalable solution to urban underachievement.

Your philanthropic gift to Ascend will be used to purchase the technology our students need to learn remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. Your generosity will ensure that students obtain the quality education they deserve.

Ascend appreciates gifts of all sizes as they help to enrich Ascend students’ educational experience. As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to Ascend are fully tax-deductible. Please click the link below to donate using a credit card. To mail your donation, please make out checks or money orders to Ascend Learning, and mail to Andrew Epstein, Ascend Learning, 205 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11212.

Institutional support

Ascend thanks these organizations for their philanthropic support of our mission.

The Achelis and Bodman Foundations

The Charter School Growth Fund

The Charter School Program of the United States Department of Education

Hollyhock Foundation

The Louis Calder Foundation

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development


Propel Capital

The Schwab Foundation

The Two West Foundation

Tiger Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation


Join us in advocating for legislation and public policies that allow Ascend and other high-performing charter schools to flourish. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to get the latest news, join the discussion, and learn more about how you can help close the achievement gap in American education.


Contributions of time, talent, and in-kind service are always appreciated. To learn more about how you can support our students on their path to college, contact Ascend Learning at 347-464-7600 ext. 1015 or at