Organizations Primarily Focused on Education
DonorsChoose is my personal favorite of all teaching organizations out there because of how they embrace technology. Teachers post projects they need money for and the community pitches in to make it happen. It is all done online and you actually get contacted via email by the teacher telling you how much they appreciate you contributing to their project. GREAT SITE!!
Teach for America is one of the top employers for ivy league graduates in America. Each graduate spends two years teaching and making a difference in an inner city school that needs some help. I have met many teachers that are apart of TFA and I have to say that they are a particularly special group of people. Young and ready to make change in the world!
Communities in Schools is a great organization that has certified counselors that go into schools to help bring kids back from the brink of dropping out and helps them on their difficult journey. I have personally worked with CIS before I have to say I could not have worked with a nicer group of people.