The mission of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems is to raise student achievement by recruiting, training and supporting executive leadership talent from across America to become the next generation of urban school district leaders. Established in 2001, The Center identifies talented leaders from education, business, the military, nonprofit organizations and government who have the passion, knowledge and skill to take on executive leadership roles in urban education. The Center operates two executive development programs: The Broad Superintendents Academy and The Broad Residency in Urban Education.
The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems is funded by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a national venture philanthropy established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The Broad Foundation's education work is focused on dramatically improving urban K-12 public education through better governance, management, labor relations and competition.