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Capacity for a Better Future

Afton transforms public systems, policies, and practices.

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Early Care and Education

Early Care and Education

In pursuit of equitable and sustainable systems, we provide advisory and stakeholder engagement services for major change initiatives, financial analysis to understand the true cost of quality services and design more effective ways to fund them, and workforce compensation planning to address key issues in the field.

K-12 Education Systems

K-12 Education Systems

In pursuit of improved outcomes in public school systems and state education agencies, we take on complex problems in K-12 education systems. Our approach intentionally combines collaborative planning, meaningful engagement, and deep data analysis, applying our expertise in strategic thinking and aligned resourcing.

Charter School Finance

Charter School Finance

Afton is the nationwide leader in charter school financial planning services. In pursuit of sustainability of the mission, our services strategically inform organizational decision making and strengthens leadership and governance on financial matters.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

In pursuit of thriving communities, we advise local and state workforce and economic development ecosystems to support system alignment and integration, equitable workforce policy and program design, and improved workforce development service delivery.

Darryl Cobb

When our portfolio networks experience challenging financial scenarios, changes in financial leadership, or need to work with their board on financial oversite, Afton brings a strong balance of strategic insights and practical solutions.

Darryl Cobb  |  Partner, Charter School Growth Fund
Ginger Ostro

Afton helped us analyze our school funding model and showed us how to make it more equitable. They quickly understood our data, crunched the numbers, and helped us design a new approach. They recommended an inclusive process and anticipated challenges so we could be prepared with solutions. I can’t recommend them highly enough!

Ginger Ostro  |  Budget Director (former), Chicago Public Schools
Michael Bradley

We embarked on developing a new budget methodology for our entire Network and called on Afton to help with designing an approach that would meet our core objectives and needs. They did an outstanding job… Afton has great breadth and depth of expertise and experience with education finance. They have been instrumental as our industry has faced increased economic uncertainty and challenge.

Michael Bradley  |  Chief Financial Officer, Acero Schools
Dr. Ben Martindale

Afton Partners has provided the direction and support that has literally saved our District… Their capacity to analyze and provide successful models of funding re-structuring is different from any support I have ever encountered in 47 years of education. They are the best!!

Dr. Ben Martindale  |  Chief Education Officer (former), North Chicago CUSD 187
Yetta Lewis

Afton has helped us to become a team of problem-solving and possibilities. They approach each situation with strong knowledge of the finances, compassion for people, and a team spirit to get the job done! Unlike many other consulting firms, they work in partnership to consult while building the internal capacity of our staff members. Building capacity and knowledge base of our staff members and board has been invaluable.

Yetta Lewis  |  CEO, Gestalt Community Schools

Who We Work With

How We've Done

Since inception in 2011, Afton Partners has successfully worked with a wide variety of public sector organizations. Here’s how we’ve done so far:


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Public Sector Initiatives

40 + D.C. & Puerto Rico

We work in numerous states, continuously expanding our reach

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