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 support the Ascend Reopening Fund. Your generosity will help us ensure that 2021 is a year of renewed opportunity and growth as we look forward to re-opening our doors and re-commit to providing an excellent education to our students and families.


The Ascend Reopening Fund will help fund critical investments in technology replacement, Covid-19 tests and safety equipment, clothing and other emergency needs for our most vulnerable population of families, and contingencies for continued remote instruction for some of our students.  As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to Ascend are fully tax-deductible, and gifts of any size are appreciated. 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 Charlise Manuel, 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 Charlene and David Howe Foundation

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

The New York Community Trust


Robin Hood

Russell Granet and David Beach Family Foundation

Propel Capital

The Schwab Foundation

The Schlendorf Foundation

The Two West Foundation

Walentas Foundation

Tiger Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation


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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