Public Impact first wrote about the ideas that became Opportunity Culture in 2009 and helped the first schools begin using Opportunity Culture models in 2013. They are a team of professionals from many backgrounds, including former teachers and principals, who believe in the Public Impact mission to improve education dramatically for all students, especially low-income students, students of color, and other students whose needs historically have not been well met. An Opportunity Culture restructures pre-K–12 schools to extend the reach of excellent teachers, principals, and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring school budgets. Yearlong, paid residencies make on-the-job learning possible before teaching and leading.