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Gestalt Community Schools

We leverage community assets to empower citizens who will be college-ready, career-ready, and community-ready.

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Building better communities through education. 

Our Story

With schools failing, families filing for bankruptcy and foreclosure, and businesses leaving a struggling community in Memphis, TN, Yetta Lewis and Derwin Sisnett saw a need for education and community revitalization. They worked to develop a community-based school that would address both.

Our Values
Achievement Achievement
Community Community
Humility Humility
Innovation Innovation
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Our Impact

Our Impact

Gestalt means “a whole greater than the sum of its parts.” We aim to integrate education and community, working with partners to achieve more than any of us could alone: a true gestalt.

Featured Partnership

Featured Partnership

The Charter School Growth Fund is a nonprofit that identifies the country’s best public charter schools, funds their expansion, and helps to increase their impact.