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We can’t wait any longer to Make School Work for everyone.

Reversing America’s thrivability crisis is something YOU CAN invest in thanks to the work-based learning model we pioneered. At GPS Education Partners (GPS Ed) we are committed to building a stronger, more prepared, and ready workforce through the power of work-based learning. Work-based learning powered by GPS Ed brings immersive, innovative, and smart programming to students. Our efforts in Wisconsin and across the nation are defining practices of the future.

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“When we wisely and strategically invest in a workforce, individuals are less likely to make [poor] choices. When people are engaged in meaningful work, you create a space for individuals to thrive and flourish. Businesses win. And, communities win.”

Brandon WigleyBader Philanthropies, Program Officer

The GPS Ed Impact

Growing strong futures

Too many high school students are stuck in a cycle of poverty, even though many good-paying technical careers are within reach.

GPS Ed works to design, build, execute and assess credentialed Work-based Learning (WBL) solutions that transform education while addressing the need for workforce development. We believe every student deserves an education that will ensure personal fulfillment and economic success!

Make a difference now

Despite the commitment from our business and school partners, we are still left with a financial gap that prevents many students from reaching their full potential. We need your help to close this gap so that all students have a pathway to success.

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Work-based Learning

At GPS Ed, we make it easy for you to give.


By making a donation, you can create a bright future for a student, while strengthening your local businesses and communities. With your help, we can close the achievement gap by providing greater equity in educational support, attainment, and benefits. Make an impact today!


Every student deserves a transformative work-based learning (WBL) education. By becoming a sponsor you are not only building the future workforce, but you are also changing a life! Check out our annual sponsorship program by visiting gpsed.org/sponsorship.


Your donation of time and talent will extend far beyond the time spent on a donation. The lessons our students learn from mentors, and volunteers help them achieve not just a high school diploma but develop life skills that will aid in their success for years to come. Contact our team today to learn about our volunteer opportunities.

Planned Giving

Make School Work forever through a planned gift. This planned gift is a way for you to develop a lasting legacy that helps ensure future generations of youth will have access to work-based learning programs, resources, and guidance to help them achieve academic success, make healthy life choices, and foster the skills they need to reach their full potential. Explore the variety of options to give and reach out to us to develop a legacy you will be proud of by visiting gpsed.org/planned-giving.

Sustaining the GPS Ed Vision and Mission

To ensure work-based learning for future generations, we have established the Work-based Learning Partners in Education Fund invested with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. To learn more about this amazing fund and the impact your investment will make, click here. To make a gift to the endowment please contact our Fund Development team at devteam@gpsed.org.

For additional inquiries or questions, please contact our team at devteam@gpsed.org. We’d love to talk with you about your impact on the next-generation workforce.

Listen to this Student Story and See the Impact

Hear how GPS Ed alumnus Jeremiah transformed his life by learning outside the traditional classroom setting through work-based learning.

Help support more students along their work-based learning journeys


It is also possible to pay by Paypal as well as by more traditional payment methods. To pay by PayPal you will need to fill out the form and hit “Secure Payment”. You will then see a button that will allow you to pay by Paypal.

We are making a difference

Our work has been recognized by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, earning a position among other honorable nonprofits.

We are also proud of our Platinum Transparency Seal earned from Guidestar, the pioneer in sharing nonprofit information that advances transparency, enabling donors to make informed decisions with their charitable giving.

Additionally, GPS Ed (#27077) is a proud partner of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and we would love your support.

Donors & Grants

Our work is made possible thanks to the generosity and support from our many donors. With their help we’re able to work towards closing the workforce gap, giving many students and businesses brighter futures. See our Annual Report for a full listing of donors.