When a company adopts a school, their employees could spend a few hours each week helping the students. Surely some of the employees have talents beyond those for which they are hired. Perhaps they are artists, musicians, crafts practitioners, skilled repairers. Students would benefit from learning these skills as well as from small-group or individual help with basic academics.
The company could train older students in the skills needed to work there. The company could provide equipment for the classrooms: computers, tools, instruments. A company doesn't need to be wealthy to contribute. A few hours a week from one employee, or the company owner, would be a real help in the classroom.
I wouldn't limit this adopt-a-school idea to companies. Individuals and families can do the same.
Philadelphia has an After School Activity Program that runs criminal checks on people who want to volunteer in the schools, and then pairs the interests of the volunteers with the desires of the schools.
This kind of program can be expanded.
This particular idea isn't radical. Some of the ideas in future columns will be more challenging.