Early Learning Fund

Overcoming the Opportunity Gap by Giving Children a Strong Early Start

Acelero Learning

Acelero Learning (Acelero) is one of the boldest leaders in the Early Learning field in terms of its aspirations and results. Acelero brings a relentless focus on positive family and child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by Head Start. The organization is an unquestioned leader in the early childhood education field—its average outcomes are over two times those of the average Head Start center—and is one of the few organizations in the early learning field to achieve meaningful scale.


For nearly two decades LIFT has helped provide the skills, tools, and resources individuals need to meet basic needs and work toward long-term aspirations. Building on this track record of empowering low-income adults to navigate the challenges of poverty, LIFT’s work is now focused on parents and caregivers of young children. This program evolution recognizes the severe impact of poverty on young children, the critical role parents play as their children’s first teachers, and the enormous opportunity to help families break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. LIFT’s program is specifically tailored to strengthen parents’ personal, social, and financial foundations to help them provide greater stability for their families and set the stage for long-term mobility for themselves and their children. As part of this, LIFT partners with child-serving organizations to ensure that children are receiving the support they need to succeed.