Our History

Public Education Partners was founded in 1985 as a local education fund that works to build connectivity between the private sector and our public schools. Over the last 35 years we have provided both on-the-ground supports and services like teacher grants, while also working at a systems-level through research and recommendations for policy and programmatic innovations. By collaborating with the community, educators and local organizations, PEP creates initiatives that provide critical resources for children and teachers to strengthen our public education system.

PEP has played a critical role in Greenville County District initiatives including:

*Introduction of magnet school and school choice
*Adept teacher evaluation system
*Graduate Greenville
*the development and launch of Greenville Early College
*the development and launch of the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education Program (GATE)

PEP’s program impact has been widespread, reaching 84 schools, over 5,000 teachers and over 76,000 students. Through donors, foundations and corporate partners, over $13,000,000 has been invested in Greenville County’s students, teachers and schools. Help us build on that legacy.