Bryant University

The Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership provides public officials and others involved in the development, management, and execution of public policy with the tools and skills needed to make informed decisions and manage responsive organizations in order to govern and lead public sector and nonprofit organizations effectively.

Our Hassenfeld Institute – Bryant Partnership will help us to:

  • Build and sustain a culture of leadership development in our cohort schools that helps current school/district leaders to develop other leaders; Hassenfeld Institute’s Educational Leadership training is a cross district- cross state program titled- Foundational Skills for Strong Reform Implementation. It includes courses in Change Management, Shared Leadership, and Cultural Competencies. It would be offered to all Cohort district/school leaders, our Future Educational Leaders Fellows, and teachers.
  • Design Thinking-Design Theory camp for new high school juniors and seniors starting this summer. This will be a step forward in building a partnership between the university and our cohort school students because today’s student leaders are tomorrow’s business, industry, and education leaders.

Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools, a leading charter management organization serving Silicon Valley’s diverse communities. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university.

Summit’s flagship school, Summit Preparatory Charter High School, opened its doors in 2003 and quickly earned the reputation as one of the best public high schools in the nation, according to national rankings by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report.

Since its inception, nearly 100 percent of Summit students have been accepted to at least one four-year college or university.


Rhode Island Foundation
Our Partners

Partnerships on the Horizon

External partners play an important role in our Support – Sustain – Scale Plan. External partners bring new ideas into our work and help our team, our districts, and our school and teacher leaders to identify and solve problems, and provided important support we need to strengthen the implementation of personalized learning and improve learner outcomes for all of our students. We are in the process of establishing strong and meaningful relationships with RI and Massachusetts Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education, Highlander Institute, Summit Public Schools, University of Rhode Island, MAPLE Consortium, The Tech Collaborative, MassCUE, The North Smithfield Food Bank, Girls Leadership Collaborative and Rhode Island’s Office of Innovation- many of which have representatives on the NE Basecamp Advisory Committee and are helping to shape and enhance our work.