Why Sponsor Us?

Through Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Partner Award gifts, sponsors provide support to help award, recognize, and celebrate some of America’s best urban schools. These schools have demonstrated multiple evidences of outstanding achievement for every demographic group they serve, even though they serve low-income communities and they do not utilize selective admissions policies. In other words, they serve typical urban students and achieve atypical learning results!

Through gifts for influential educational leaders, student speakers, school volunteers, and America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium participants, sponsors may provide support to recognize individuals who model the vision, compassion, and determination necessary to create high-performing urban schools.

At least 80% of the resources provided by sponsors goes directly to either the awarded schools or individuals, through cash prizes, travel to the America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium, certificates, and other gifts.

Associate your organization with

Excellence.

The schools we award are achieving indisputable evidence of academic excellence. Your sponsorship will help individuals perceive your organization as one that promotes strong evidence of excellence.

Effort

In the schools we award, students, parents, teachers, and administrators have demonstrated sustained thoughtful effort. Your sponsorship will help individuals perceive that your organization is one that celebrates exceptional effort.

Equity

In the schools we award, students achieve excellent learning results, regardless of race, ethnicity, family income, or language background. Your sponsorship will help individuals perceive that your organization values the pursuit of excellence for all.

Engagement

In the schools we award, students are actively engaged in learning in their classrooms and in their communities.Your sponsorship will help individuals perceive that your organization is truly engaged in helping communities thrive.

Sponsorship Levels
GOLD AWARD SPONSOR

Supports the awards provided to America’s Best Urban Schools Gold Award winners, including a $5,000 check to at least four Gold Award winners, travel for two employees from each Gold Award winner to attend the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium and other prizes.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to each Gold Award winning school.
  • An opportunity to share a 90-second video in which your organization celebrates the Gold Award winners. The video will be presented at the award ceremony and will be viewable on our website.
  • A full-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.
  • A large poster in the main lobby of the symposium featuring your logo.
  • VIP meet-and-greet with award-winning principals and superintendents from around the country.
  • Symposium registration for four educators of your choice or four members of your organization.
$30,000
SILVER AWARD SPONSOR

Supports the awards provided to America’s Best Urban Schools Silver Award winners, including a $5,000 check to at least four Silver Award winners, travel for two employees from each Silver Award winner to attend the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium and other prizes.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to each Silver Award winning school.
  • An opportunity to share a 60-second video in which your organization celebrates the Gold Award winners. The video will be presented at the award ceremony and will be viewable on our website.
  • A half-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.
  • A large poster in the main lobby of the symposium featuring your logo.
  • VIP meet-and-greet with award-winning principals and superintendents from around the country.
  • Symposium registration for three educators of your choice or three members of your organization.
$20,000
BRONZE AWARD SPONSOR

Supports the awards provided to America’s Best Urban Schools Bronze Award winners, including a $1,000 check to at least four Bronze Award winners, travel for two employees from each Bronze Award winner to attend the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium, and other prizes.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to each Bronze Award winning school.
  • An opportunity to share a 60-second video in which your organization celebrates the Bronze Award winners. The video will be presented at the award ceremony and will be viewable on our website.
  • A quarter-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.
  • VIP meet-and-greet with award-winning principals and superintendents from around the country.
  • Symposium registration for two educators of your choice or two members of your organization.
$10,000

RON EDMONDS AWARD SPONSOR

Supports the award provided to an influential educational leader who has dedicated his/her career to the improvement of academic achievement across urban schools. The award is named for a famous researcher who championed the belief that urban schools could make a powerful difference in the lives of children.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to the Ron Edmonds Award winner.
  • A quarter-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.
  • VIP meet-and-greet with award-winning principals and superintendents from around the country.
  • Symposium registration for two educators of your choice or two members of your organization.
$7,500

NCUST PARTNER AWARD SPONSOR

Supports the award provided to one school that has worked in partnership with NCUST and has improved student achievement to a level that qualifies for the America’s Best Urban Schools Award. The support includes a $5,000 check to the winning school and travel for two employees to attend the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to the NCUST Partner Award winner.
  • A quarter-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.
  • VIP meet-and-greet with award-winning principals and superintendents from around the country.
  • Symposium registration for two educators of your choice or two members of your organization.
$5,000
STUDENT SPEECH AWARD SPONSOR

Supports awards provided to at least 10 students (from NCUST award-winning schools) who participate in and win the student speech contest. Each student will receive a check for $250 and a framed certificate.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to each Student Speech Award Winner.
  • An opportunity to share a 60-second video in which your organization celebrates the Student Speech Award winners. The video will be presented at the award ceremony and will be viewable on our website.
  • An eighth-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.
$3,000
VOLUNTEER AWARD SPONSOR

The sponsor supports awards provided to a parent/community volunteer/community organization nominated by the 2018 award winning schools. The volunteer will receive a check for $1,000, a framed certificate, and travel to the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your logo on the certificate given to the Volunteer Award Winner.
  • An opportunity to share a 60-second video in which your organization celebrates the Volunteer Award winner. The video will be presented at the award ceremony and will be viewable on our website.
  • An eighth-page ad in the symposium program guide.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools symposium.
$2,000

SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANT GIFT SPONSOR

Supports the awards provided to America’s best urban schools Gold Award winners, including a $5,000 check to at least four Gold Award winners, travel for two employees from each Gold Award winner to attend the 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium and other prizes.

As the sponsor, you will receive:
  • Your organization mentioned at the plenary session. Your gift is provided to a symposium participant at the closing luncheon.
  • Your logo on our website featuring the 2018 America’s best urban schools symposium.
  • Your organization listed on a page in the symposium program as a participant gift sponsor.
$1,000
Download the sponsorship form here.
5500 Campanile Dr, EBA 332 San Diego, CA 92182-1165
619-594-7905
NCUST@sdsu.edu