Rocketship Education is a non-profit organization that is committed to the higher-learning of low- income families in poverty neighborhoods. The platform is dedicated to elementary students (K-5). The educational program is based in San Jose, California. Rocketship achieved National attention back in 2007 when they launched their first elementary school. The program is taking their administration leaders seriously. The non-profit put a development leadership agenda together to train teachers and leaders internally. Parents of the community are allowed to participate in the hiring process of all staff members. The goal is to eliminate the stunt of educational growth to immediate plus continuous development.
The community is very thankful for their achievements. They breathe gratitude and stress the process of giving thanks. Rocketship United Academy hallways are filled with signs, posts, and writings of giving thanks. It is the soul of the program. If anyone is associated with this community, they will inherit the words “thank you” to their inner being. Also, Rocketship consistently drills four core values of the membership: respect, responsibility, empathy, and persistence. The point of it all is to drive home continuous educational values in young students that will grow with the understanding of love, commitment, and appreciation
Today, Rocketship educational efforts are held faulty by the odds of the land, the vacancy of low-cost housing, and the extreme decline in middle-class jobs. The community somehow still seems to produce results. First graders are now freshmen in college. The conversion is continuous, even with the odds against them. Thanks and efforts go out to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who invested hundreds of millions in school development. Teachers and leaders have been devoted to the program since before their first school launch. The non-profit educational program has opened 24 schools since 2007.