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MountainvilleEducation Fund of America is proud to be the only EB-5 investor group dedicated to U.S. charter school investment projects. Our approach is the results of many years of experience that led us to conclude that charter school projects are an ideal EB-5 investment – and you can read more about the background in our Seven C’s of EB-5 Investing white paper, or the Seven C’s of EB-5 Investing webinar.

There are many issues to consider when researching available EB-5 investments, and one is the industry where the investment is made. Investment risks are often first evaluated by financing experts by the industry that they are in. Education industry projects are characterized by the experts as being one of the least volatile of all industries. It is our belief and experience that charter school projects we sponsor are both safer and return investors’ funds faster than most other EB-5 project options.

Another important consideration when selecting an EB-5 project is that almost all EB-5 projects are located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). These areas are located in rural settings or have unemployment at 150% of the national average. Most investors will not want to invest in economically disadvantaged locations like a TEA. Fortunately the public charter schools are not concerned about achieving revenues in a challenging economic location – only educating the children there. All public charter schools are funded by state governments and are not subject to the uncertainties of the local economies – again reducing risk.

Due to restrictions imposed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, access to current public charter school project information is limited to registered users who have completed an Accredited Investor Questionnaire (AIQ). Please contact us for an AIQ, and then we can send you information regarding our current projects.

Our team’s collective experience includes developing and funding billions of dollars in quality projects. Over the past 30 years our partners have built dozens of educational projects. We are pleased to report that the return on investor equity on those projects averaged less than 2-1/2 years. Changes in the EB-5 program are making future returns slightly longer, but we are confident that our approach is an optimal investment for security and rapid return.

An example public charter school project is Odyssey Preparatory School of Arizona – please click on the video below for more information on this U.S. charter school build by our partner American Charter Development.

Our goal is to put more information in your hands so that you can make more confident, well-informed decisions about your individual path through the EB-5 process.  Below you’ll find our Resource Library with a wide range of topics related to public charter schools and EB-5 projects. Find more in our Learning Center, and then click ‘Charter Schools’.

 

American Charter Development (ACD) is a close partner of Education Fund of America. ACD has successfully completed 15 Charter Schools ranging from $5 million to $20 million in cost, with several more currently in development. Their successful track record includes one of the largest charter schools to have opened in the United States.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers is dedicated to improving public education by improving the policies and practices of the organizations responsible for authorizing Charter Schools.  NACSA is creating an environment where expectations,  relationships, practices, policy and resources are all optimized for authorizers to excel.
Arizona Charter Schools Association mission is to promote and support high student achievement through the academic and operational success of Arizona’s charter schools. Working alongside schools, parents, policymakers and the media, Arizona Charter School Association advocates for quality schools and increased educational choices across Arizona.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. The Alliance provides assistance to state charter school  associations and resource centers, develops and  advocates for improved public policies, and serves as the united voice for this large and diverse movement.
The mission of the Department of Education is to  promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
US Charter Schools is a place where charter school developers, authorizers and operators can meet and exchange ideas.  They provide a wide range of information and links to resources to guide charter schools in every phase of their development — from start-up, to expansion and renewal.
New York City Charter School Center is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 2004 that helps new charter schools get started, supports existing schools,  builds community support, and trains new leaders so that highly effective public charter schools can flourish.
Center for Education Reform (CER) uses information to turn parents into activists, policymakers into advocates and educators into reform leaders. CER changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish.  The Center for Education Reform is a 501c(3) public, non-profit corporation.
Charter Schools USA is an organization that has emerged as one of the nation’s fastest growing and most successful education companies, with approximately 2,000 employees educating over 16,000 students.
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