Synergy Academies operates nationally recognized, high-performing public charter schools in South Central Los Angeles. Its mission is to eliminate the achievement gap that has persisted for generations among educationally disadvantaged students. Synergy’s elementary school defeated the achievement gap by catapulting its students’ academic achievement from the bottom 10% among all students in the state of California to the top 10% of all students statewide. Additionally, Synergy’s middle school and its future high school are designed to empower Latino and African American students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and math. Synergy’s long-term goal is to transform its existing schools into professional development schools in order to train educators nationwide in providing educational equity for all students.