Concentric Educational Solutions started with the belief that ALL students deserve not only a quality education, but they also deserve non-instructional supports that are necessary for success. There is no singular solution. Rather, it’s a concerted effort to continuously support students regardless of their background or how long it may take.
With this belief in mind, a team of dedicated educators created an integrated model of student support that would fundamentally put students at the core of school functioning.
With a grant from NewSchools Venture Fund in 2010, Concentric Educational Solutions started piloting its approach with four schools in Washington D.C. As one of the first African American-led organizations to receive funding from NewSchools, the task and charge to create a significant impact on public education were paramount.
Ten years and 200,000 home visits later, Concentric Educational Solutions has refined its model and broadened its services, but the founding educators have never forgotten that students are at the center of the educational journey.
Dr. David Heiber
FOUNDER & CEO
Dr. David Heiber is the founder and CEO of Concentric Educational Solutions (CES). Under Dr. Heiber’s leadership, CES has been recognized for its innovative approach that places support of the whole student at the center of the educational experience. Dr. Heiber and his team have partnered with over 200 schools in 15 states.
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Concentric meets biweekly with district and school personnel to select cohorts of students who demonstrate attendance and discipline challenges. The additional personnel allows us to widen our impact and meet the needs of families as well as provides additional opportunities for us to interact with our families and enhance our relationships. Also, we are able to identify ways to address challenges that negatively impact these non-academic factors and utilize resources to fill gaps in support and services.”