Our History

The Nashville Public Education Foundation has been rallying the community behind our public schools since 2002, working to ensure that every child in Nashville thrives in our schools every day.

2002

NPEF is founded

The Nashville Alliance for Public Education is founded, later renamed the Nashville Public Education Foundation.

2005
First Public Schools Hall of Fame

First Public Schools Hall of Fame

NPEF hosts the first Public Schools Hall of Fame at Hume-Fogg High School, marking the 150th anniversary of public education in Nashville.

2008
NPEF creates the Martin Professional Development Center

NPEF creates the Martin Professional Development Center

NPEF secures key donor and district support for the creation of the Martin Professional Development Center for MNPS teachers.

2015
Project RESET

Project RESET

Project RESET, an NPEF initiative to gather community feedback on education, helps the city set new data-driven priorities for the future of our public schools.

2017
NPEF reports on critical data

NPEF reports on critical data

NPEF embarks on two initiatives, the “Blueprint for Early Childhood Success” early literacy report and the “Bridge to Completion” college access report, which provide critical, data-backed frameworks for understanding key challenges facing the city.

2019

NPEF Launches Revised Strategic Plan

NPEF creates a new strategic plan centered around the vision of what it would be like if every child in Nashville were thriving in our schools every day.