About America Succeeds

America Succeeds is a national network of non-profit, non-partisan, business-led policy and advocacy organizations committed to improving public education. We currently support six state affiliates as well as well as a variety of partners committed to amplifying the business voice across the country.

The America Succeeds team provides policy expertise, strategic consulting, and capacity-building services to the network. Sharing our experiences and insights, America Succeeds helps network members become more effective change agents in education policy.

Our mission is to elevate and expand the business voice for the dramatic and continuous improvement of public education in the United States.

Core Principles

America Succeeds and its state affiliates are guided by a shared set of five core principles. These principles, which are critical to the success of any business, are equally as important in transforming the education system.


putting students first in all policies and practices


assigning direct responsibility for excellence in outcomes throughout the system


enabling public access to clear, detailed financial and performance data

Return on Investment:

effectively investing limited resources to achieve desired student outcomes

Choice & Innovation:

empowering parents and students to choose – and educators to create – the best learning environments

Why Grateful Ed?

Everyday, America Succeeds works hard to ensure students receive the excellent education they need and deserve. It’s a hard battle, and we’re glad to fight it. But we also never forget to have fun. We operate with a work-hard-play-hard mindset, and that attitude is maintained in our work and our daily lives.

This space is dedicated to sharing about America Succeeds team culture, news in the education policy and reform space, the effects of the Age of Agility in education and the workforce, and of course, all the concert reviews from our team and fellow education advocates who love and want to spread their joy for music.