Clients

Founded in 1996 and located in Washington, DC, CommunicationWorks has served more than 200 clients nationwide, including nonprofit education, policy, civil rights, and youth-serving organizations; colleges and universities; foundations; think tanks and research organizations; corporations; school service providers; publications; trade associations; national commissions; and government agencies. The following is a recent listing of clients that CW has represented:

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation's agenda focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.

Children's Literacy Initiative
Children's Literacy Initiative

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a national nonprofit that provides professional development services to pre-kindergarten through third grade teachers. In partnership with schools and districts, CLI Model Classrooms™ build on the strengths of teachers by providing them with the training, coaching and resources needed to deliver expert literacy instruction through a sustainable model of professional learning. CLI was awarded an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010.

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Since its founding in 1920, the Harvard Graduate School of Education has been training leaders to transform education in the United States and around the globe. Through its 13 master's programs, two doctoral programs, professional education institutes, and research projects, the Harvard Graduate School of Education prepares leaders in education and generates knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success.

Institute for Educational Leadership
Institute for Educational Leadership

For a half-century, the Institute for Educational Leadership has championed the need for leaders at all levels to shake off their institutional constraints and work across boundaries to address the needs of young people and their families. Bound by no constituency, IEL serves as a catalyst that helps policymakers, administrators, and practitioners at all levels to bridge bureaucratic silos and undo gridlock to improve outcomes for all young people and their families.

Learning Forward
Learning Forward

Learning Forward’s purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves. Learning Forward is an international association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional development.

Making Waves Foundation
Making Waves Foundation

The Making Waves Foundation was launched more than 20 years ago to provide students from underserved communities beginning in fifth grade through college with teaching, tutoring, transportation, nutrition, mental health services, parent/guardian education, test prep, college counseling, and financial aid assistance. Research confirms that this holistic approach yields better results in schools and colleges. Through its history, Making Waves has graduated 98.5 percent of students who enter high school. Nearly 7 in 10 (69 percent) of Wave-Makers have graduated from four-year colleges, increasingly at some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges.

Mathematica Policy Research
Mathematica Policy Research

Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research firm, provides a full range of research and data collection services, including program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation, and program performance/data management, to improve public well-being. Its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company, with offices in Princeton, N.J., Ann Arbor, Mich., Cambridge, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Oakland, Calif., and Washington, D.C., has conducted some of the most important studies of health care, education, family support, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs.

MetLife
MetLife

MetLife is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in more than 60 countries, with leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. MetLife Foundation places strong emphasis on education and draws on the findings of the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher to inform its grantmaking.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and non-governmental organization. NBPTS advances the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (NCPPHE)
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (NCPPHE)

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve a quality higher education. Established in 1998 by a consortium of national foundations, the National Center is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in San Jose, California. It is not associated with any institution of higher education, with any political party, or with any government agency.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredits 667 schools, colleges and departments of education, which produce two-thirds of the nation’s new teacher graduates annually in the United States, and is recognized as a specialized accrediting body by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Delta Kappa

Founded in 1906, Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,100 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

The Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools

The Council of the Great City Schools is the only national organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools. Composed of 65 large city school districts, its mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for innercity students through legislation, research and media relations. The organization also provides a network for school districts sharing common problems to exchange information, and to collectively address new challenges as they emerge in order to deliver the best possible education for urban youth.

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, located in Half Moon Bay, Calif., is a global leader in research and practice around knowledge sharing in the education sector. An independent, non-profit organization established in 2002, ISKME is well-known for its OER Commons initiative, as well as its award winning international research on information and knowledge use in the education sector.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was established by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to increase the number of high quality high school science and mathematics teachers and ultimately improve math and science education in the United States. The KSTF Teaching Fellowship, the Foundation’s signature program, awards exceptional young men and women with a five-year early-career fellowship, empowering them to become master teachers and leaders in education.

The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)
The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)

The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) was founded in 2008 to address issues of educational opportunity, access, equity, and diversity in the United States and internationally. SCOPE engages faculty from across Stanford and from other universities to work on a shared agenda of research, policy analysis, educational practice, and dissemination of ideas to improve quality and equality of education from early childhood through college. SCOPE is an affiliate of the Stanford University School of Education and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships are designed to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. Fellows receive $30,000 stipends and attend enriched, specially selected master’s-level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools. The Fellowships have four goals: transforming teacher education; getting strong teachers into high-need schools; attracting the very best candidates to the teaching profession; and cutting teacher attrition by retaining top teachers.

UniversityNow
UniversityNow

The mission of UniversityNow is to help ensure that affordable, high quality post-secondary education is available to people everywhere. To accomplish this, we are building a network of the most affordable and accessible accredited universities in the world, starting with the launch of New Charter University. Our vision is a world in which no one is deprived of access to quality education — a world in which students can obtain recognized college degrees that improve their futures, without taking on the burden of student debt.