Shop the Catalyst Gift Guide for great gifts with big impact. Learn more

All across America, high-impact nonprofits are breaking cycles and changing lives.

From coast to coast, dynamic social entrepreneurs are leading transformative nonprofit organizations with a shared mission to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger, safer communities where all people can discover their full potential.

Reach University

HQ Oakland, CA All Locations

Reach is a nonprofit university that addresses America’s teacher shortage by creating affordable pathways for high–potential individuals to obtain degrees, credentials, and jobs as teachers in their own communities. By focusing on low–income and rural regions, offering online tutorials and classes, and rendering academic credit for on–the–job experience, Reach University is eliminating barriers to entry in the teaching profession and building pipelines of local talent.

Key Issue Area

Economic Mobility

Organizational Leadership

Joe Ross

Join our community of changemakers.