About America Succeeds

America Succeeds is a systems-change organization that harnesses the power and influence of the business community through policy, advocacy, our network of affiliates, and national initiatives to improve student outcomes and prepare learners for their dreams and jobs.

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.