LEAP Innovations is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization connecting innovation and education to reinvent our one-size-fits-all system and transform the way kids learn. LEAP works directly with educators and innovators to discover, pilot and scale personalized learning technologies and innovative practices in the classroom and beyond. LEAP serves as a national hub for a new, collaborative ecosystem of the best and brightest education innovators, digital entrepreneurs, and thought leaders committed to reinventing education in our country.
LEAP Innovations is already leading a community of practice comprised of more than 100 partners, from educators to innovators, and parents to policymakers, to help organizations transform education and accelerate change. In Chicago alone, LEAP is now working with more than 40 schools—and that number continues to grow. Launched in April 2014, LEAP has secured more than $15.5 million in philanthropic funding, including a $5.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to catalyze education innovation across the country.