Public Education & Business Coalition

A nonprofit organization

$7,970 raised by 28 donors

53% complete

$15,000 Goal

Support PEBC as we bring together leaders across education, business and policy sectors to advocate on behalf of Colorado's schools and elevate the teaching profession; and actively address Colorado's educator shortage through a program that recruits, trains and retains high-quality educators.


"It's about making a difference for kids through better teachers. If you ever go into a school and watch a PEBC consultant work with a teacher, it's a very emotional experience. Happened to me 15 years ago and I remember crying during that engagement. The reason I was crying was, why doesn't every kid have a teacher as good as this one is becoming."

"The greatest value of public education, the most important thing in education, is having a great teacher. They are an organization that helps fill the pipeline with great teachers, then helps good teachers become great teachers throughout their careers."

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PEBC believes that every child deserves a great educator-and over the past 35 years we have worked across Colorado and the nation to prepare outstanding new teachers; help practicing educators become exceptional; and shape policies that foster vibrant growth and lasting student success.

Background Statement

PEBC is one of the nation’s leading teacher prep and professional learning organizations. PEBC believes each and every child deserves a great educator. We work in Colorado and nationwide to prepare outstanding new teachers, help practicing educators become exceptional, and shape policies that foster vibrant growth and lasting student success.

Formed in 1995 through a merger of the Public Education Coalition (PEC) and the Colorado Business Alliance for Youth, PEBC consolidated these two organizations and brought together a board of directors representing both private industry (business executives) and public servants (superintendents).

In 1997, PEBC attracted a broader and more national audience when staff published the ground-breaking book Mosaic of Thought, and again in 2004 when PEBC expanded its goals to include teacher preparation.

Today, we are a nonprofit organization with three main areas of focus: Teacher Prep, Professional Learning, and Educational Policy. PEBC is one of the nation’s leading teacher prep and professional learning organizations. In 2021-22, we served: 2,411 teachers, 135 districts, and 26 states.

Teacher Prep - The PEBC Teacher Residency program prepares future educators for exceptional teaching careers. Our hands-on program provides two high-quality, supportive pathways to a teaching license for individuals who discover their passion for teaching after they complete their bachelor’s degree. PEBC has a clear focus on the recruitment and retention of teachers of color.

Professional Learning - PEBC provides professional development for K-12 educators to help them become the educators they aspire to be. Our customized professional learning opportunities include professional learning institutes, lab classroom visits, on-site in-services, and individual coaching. We offer workshops in Denver, at your school or district, or virtually.

Education Policy - PEBC works closely with practitioners, policymakers, business leaders, and other stakeholders to advise the development and implementation of sound K-12 education policy so that good ideas translate to great outcomes – in classrooms, schools, and systems, as well as for our nation’s workforce and economy.

Organization Data


Organization name

Public Education & Business Coalition

other names

PEBC, Public Education Coalition

Year Established


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Organization Size

Large Organization


3607 Martin Luther King Blvd
Denver, CO 80205

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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