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Membership can be purchased online or by sending a check or purchase order to our address at PO Box 1473, New York, NY 10185.


Mission Overview

The Coalition of Leaders for Advanced Student Success (CLASS) is working to ensure the nation’s best and brightest students, regardless of income or background, have the skills and knowledge to succeed in school and the workforce. In coordination with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, CLASS fights to close the Excellence Gap by enacting targeted strategies designed to support low-income, high-achieving students.

Membership Benefits



  • Political advocacy through organized roundtables with political leaders

  • Coordinated efforts to influence policy-making and legislation on the Hill

  • Participation in meetings with U.S. Senate offices

Professional Development

  • Opportunities to share best practices with other school leaders

  • Leadership experience through national member committees

  • Increased visibility for school leadership as member of our coalition



  • Exclusive discounts from education service providers

  • Access to products and connections with our strategic partners

  • Curated content and resources to help you help your students


  • Access to private educational showcases at leading universities

  • Opportunities to attend private events with corporate executives to highlight shared educational concerns




Annual Summit

Hosted three national summits since our founding, “Closing the Excellence Gap: Building The Pipeline”.  Hundreds of education stakeholders in total attended from across the nation. Attendance included high school principals, corporate executives, innovators, and policy makers.

Leading Webinars

Led innovative webinar series for our national membership that has explored leading topics including effective advising for high achieving students, partnerships to expand student opportunities, education for tomorrow’s jobs, sharing best practices.


National Advocate for Closing the Excellence Gap and Strengthening the School Workforce Pipeline in our nation’s capital meeting. Participants included US Senators offices of Lamar Alexander, Cory Booker, Kristin Gillibrand and Patty Murray.


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