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Published in Print: June 15, 2005, as CMOs Supported by NewSchools Venture Fund

Table: CMOs Supported by NewSchools Venture Fund

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Charter-management organizations, or CMOs, are nonprofit groups formed to start and run centrally managed systems of brand-name charter schools. The San Francisco-based NewSchools Venture Fund supports a portfolio of CMOs.

CMO Web Site Geographic
Focus
Grades Schools Students Served
Aspire Public Schools www.aspirepublicschools.org California K-12 11 3,900
Green Dot Public Schools     www.greendotpublicschools.org Los Angeles area 9-12 5 1,400
Partnerships to Uplift Communities     www.pucschools.org Los Angeles area K-8 6 1,050
Inner City Education Foundation     www.icefla.org Los Angeles area K-12 3  550+
Leadership Public Schools    www.leadps.org Northern California 9-12 2  300+
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools  www.laalliance.org Los Angeles area 9-12 1 200
  California Total: 28 74,000
Amistad Academy / Achievement First    www.achievementfirst.org Conn. and N.Y. K-8 3 420
Lighthouse Academies    www.lighthouse-academies.org East Coast /Midwest K-8 1 120
Mastery Charter High School     www.masterycharter.org Philadelphia,
Pa.
9-12 1  400
  East Coast Total: 5 840
Noble Street Charter High School   www.goldentigers.com Chicago 9-12 1 475
Perspectives www.perspectivescs.org Chicago 6-12 1 275
  Chicago Total: 2 750

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