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 helps us attract and cultivate excellent teachers, develop rich instructional resources, and provide greater academic support to struggling learners. 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 Susan Pollock, Ascend Learning, 205 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11212.


Ascend thanks all its supporters for their philanthropic support of our mission.

The Achelis and Bodman Foundations

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

The Charter School Growth Fund

Propel Capital

The Louis Calder Foundation

The Schwab Foundation


The Two West Foundation

Hollyhock Foundation

The Charter School Program of the United States Department of Education

The Walton Family Foundation

Our dedicated and generous Trustees and Directors


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