The city of Mumbai poses unique challenges to delivering quality education to the urban poor: first generation learners with limited access to public secondary schools, rural-to-urban migration creating a population with a mix of languages, poor living conditions in congested slum areas and a system delivering extremely low learning levels. Mumbai has 97% of primary aged children enrolled in public and private schools. Despite the high enrolment in primary schools overall, 40% of children are attending private schools due to the perceptions of better quality education andgreater job opportunities. This lack of choice for poorer families, who cannot afford to pay for private schools results in the public school system mainly educating the most marginalized children, where the midday meal and low cost of attending boost enrolment. However, these public school children suffer from low learning levels; it is estimated that 45-50% of children cannot write or read a paragraph. Making the Grade focuses on how the quality of education in public schools can be improved by strengthening the public private partnership between nonprofits and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). The MCGM oversees the funding, management, infrastructure, staffing, implementation of national education schemes and finally, delivering education in Mumbai's 1,612 public elementary schools, spending ($50) per child per month. Therefore, leveraging the current MCGM structure for improving the quality of education can directly impact 600,000 children and create overall systemic change.