"CharterSAFE's mission is to provide our charter school members with a strong understanding of school hazards and approach to risk management.

We believe that a safe and secure learning environment allows members schools to focus its resources and attention toward empowering students through education.

To put it simply, we are a partner who is there for our members before, during, and after bad things happen."


Our organizational values drive the work of our team to best serve the needs of our member schools by:

  • Being accountable and taking ownership
  • Collaborating openly
  • Embracing growth mindset
  • Proceeding with heart
  • Channeling positivity into action


  • Comprehensive, Charter School Specific Insurance Program: Our comprehensive insurance program is reviewed annually to ensure it adequately addresses trending innovations or losses in the charter school movement.
  • Member Services: Our risk management team actively seeks to educate and train our members on best practices for safety and risk management, including HR consulting, site inspections, contract reviews, waiver templates, and more.
  • Proactive Hands-On Claims Advocacy: Our claims team is at the table from the time a member notifies us of a possible claim through the creation of a litigation plan and budget and will attend mediations and hearings as a strong advocate for our charter school members.


June 5, 2020


Humanity is humanity. We have to protect all humanity, and if any part of humanity is in peril, all of humanity is in peril. Right now in America black lives are needlessly and violently lost. Black lives, and black livelihoods, matter. From systemic racism to violent murders, it is our collective responsibility to demand justice and change. While this week has been a hard discourse for some, this is the daily reality for the African American community. Educating the next generation is crucial in this fight for justice, and we thank our members for your frontline work in the battle against racial discrimination, internalization, and discourse. Here at CharterSAFE, we would like to do our part as well to support your endeavors as a partner. Three of CharterSAFE’s core values are to:
  • Proceed with heart to make decisions with integrity and care;
  • Be accountable to one another in providing realistic and timely resources and solutions; and
  • Channel positivity into action by pushing the work forward and building upon one another’s strength.
It is in this spirit that CharterSAFE would like to provide the free resources listed below for those of our members and wider community grappling with what allyship means, how to gain deeper understanding of the racial issues in America, and what to do in support: Additionally, Meg Palisoc, a prominent Los Angeles charter school leader collected a list of 10 K-12 resources on race, riots, equity, and trauma. The list is shared below:

And finally, if your school has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that can provide mental health resources, please remind staff of the program and provide contact information. If your school experienced property damage resulting from the violence in the last week, please file a claim on our website at www.chartersafe.org.

The CharterSAFE board and team would like to express our solidarity with the African American Community. We will work to be an active ally to the African American community and a partner to our members who are doing the hard work of educating our youth. Whether it is simply to ideate, creating a policy, or implementing a program, please do not hesitate to reach out to the CharterSAFE team if you need any support surrounding the safety of your school community.

In Solidarity,
The CharterSAFE Board Governance Committee, representing The CharterSAFE Board and Team


Thuy Wong, President and CEO
Walter Wallace, Chairman of the Board
Irene Sumida, Vice-Chair of the Board
Yvette King-Berg, Board Member