Mark Medema
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Mark Medema is the Managing Director for the Charter School Facility Center at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, where he addresses facility policy issues confronting charter schools and provides technical assistance support for charter school operators.

Prior to his work with the Facility Center, he worked on the investment side for two non-profit, social-impact, charter school funds: Equitable Facilities Fund and Building Hope. Previously, he worked on the other side of the table for charter schools starting with the KIPP Foundation in the U.S. and later with EdVillage, an international organization. He has been active in the education sector since serving as the Special Assistant to the Dean of the Northwestern Law School. Mark began his career in the infrastructure industry for international engineering, urban planning and financial advisory firms.


Articles by Mark Medema

  • Mark Medema

    When It Comes to K-12 Education, Where Are the Impact Investors?

    For decades, reports have shown how schools in America are lagging behind their counterparts in other countries in key areas – particularly in lower-income communities. But though more funding could help schools achieve better results, impact investors have yet to contribute meaningfully to the funding of K-12 education systems. Mark Medema at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools argues that the private sector, led by impact investors, can and must play a bigger role.

    Education, Investing
    impact bonds, impact investing, philanthropy
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