Making A Difference
Lack of affordable school facilities is a major barrier to expanding the number of high-quality public schools educating students of color. PCSD exists to break down that barrier. By changing the facilities landscape for charter schools, we are ensuring more students in under-resourced communities have access to schools where they can learn and thrive.
California represents PCSD’s largest and most developed region. In the first few years in the region, PCSD focused on serving large charter networks, acting as their facilities and development arm. As the charter sector in California grew, a variety of academic models began to flourish, and PCSD began to support emerging operators, helping them grow into their first facility and then replicate to serve more students.
“PCSD has been a valued and trusted partner to Green Dot for over a decade. We appreciate their ability to grow with us and develop creative solutions to facilities challenges we encounter along the way.”
Cristina de Jesus
CEO and President, Green Dot Public Schools California
PCSD first began partnering with Washington charter schools in 2013 and established Washington Charter School Development (WCSD) in 2015 to provide development and ongoing support to charter operators throughout the state.
In less than a decade, WCSD has completed 15 projects in Washington, supporting expanding CMOs like Summit Public Schools, as well as supporting home-grown CMOs like Impact Public Schools and single-site operators throughout the state.
WCSD has deployed approximately $60M in philanthropic equity to support the Washington charter sector, providing both facility loans and grants to further support early stage charter schools. WCSD recently secured an additional $5M in capital and recycled $2M of its own funds to support the next generation of Washington facility development and expansion.
“Once we established that relationship, [WCSD] came to all the community meetings. They were always open and happy to answer questions.”
Former CEO HomeSight
Texas marks PCSD’s third region since its establishment in 2004. In September 2022, we launched TCSD in Houston, Texas, with support from Charter School Growth Fund and Houston Endowment. Further expansion into San Antonio/Austin is on the horizon for early 2024.
Our overarching vision involves establishing Texas as a diverse hub for high-quality charter schools dedicated to serving families and students.
The provision of suitable facilities is a pivotal element in realizing this ambitious vision.
“It is not often I come across individuals, let alone entire organizations that are willing to join in the fight for educational equity to allow us to set forth confidently on our mission to bring a gamechanging education to the students and families of Houston. lam forever grateful for TCSD.”
Rebecca Francis Jones
Founder & Head of School, Elevate Collegiate Charter School