By Michelle Brown, founder & CEO of CommonLit, 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator member
In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision.
I came to the AT&T Aspire team with a simple pitch: Create the best reading and writing program in America and make it available for free so that even the most vulnerable students could access it online.
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
At AT&T, we believe great ideas can come from anywhere and impact kids and communities everywhere. That’s why we designed the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to support startups across the country, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
We’ve had 3 classes come through the AT&T Aspire Accelerator. And we’ve learned that the differences in our startups’ structures is a great opportunity to collaborate and learn. We asked 2 of our current cohort members, one that leads a nonprofit and one a for-profit, to share the lessons they’ve learned from each other.
“The single biggest indicator for academic success is having books at home,” said Fatima Yousef, the 16-year-old founder of the nonprofit Stories for a Future. While it’s a statistic she knows by heart, she also knows that having books may not be a reality for many low-income youth.
At a young age, she recognized the wide educational disparity in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives.
BENTON HARBOR — Instead of just volunteering, more than two dozen Whirlpool Corp. workers took part in a team-building exercise Tuesday that simultaneously solved a few kinks for a nonprofit organization.
In an effort to put their training to the test, workers from Whirlpool’s North American Region International Logistics team spent half the day at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s warehouse in downtown Benton Harbor to evaluate the boxing-cycle process.
Creation of new impact investment program, managed by CA Capital Management, will accelerate the organization's funding of research, exploration and education, inspiring solutions for the global good
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Geographic Society today announced it is dedicating $50 million from its $1.1 billion endowment to impact investments, furthering its commitment to understanding our planet and generating solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future.
Foundation initiative will go nationwide over the next four years.
By Kitty McConnell French
Twenty-five years ago, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas embarked on a revolutionary mission. His goal: Make the adoption system in America work for all children in need of adoptive families.
“He founded this organization to focus on this specific group of children who are in the tenuous position of waiting for a family (and) aging out of the foster care system without the family that was promised to them,” says Rita Soronen...
March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the nonprofit organizations selected to receive grants in the first quarter of 2017 through Voya Foundation, the company's charitable giving arm. Voya Foundation invests in programming to help foster healthy, sustainable communities and supports local and national nonprofits with missions that advance children’s education and financial resilience.
Below is a summary of the first-quarter 2017 grant recipients: