Mission & Values

Our Mission

We empower communities to create the conditions for children to be lifelong learners who lead choice-filled lives.

Our Vision

Communities rich in high-quality educational resources are free to determine their unique potential. 

“DEEP is among the best-formed and genuine collaborative efforts in the Southern California region. With a focus on youth success in school, DEEP is creating strategic partnerships that support principals, teachers, parents, and children. DEEP has established itself as a model urban area program that is producing well-documented outcomes and reversing decade-long trends of low-achievement in a community of need.”

Jose Cruz, Executive Director, San Diego Council on Literacy