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These are profiles of people and organizations that are supporting education.

Kamaria Downs Fought for Pregnant Students’ Rights

Today, Kamaria Downs is 23 and an elementary school teacher in Greenville, South Carolina. She is also the mother of a nearly-two-year-old daughter, Ryann. And she’s making a footprint on education in her state, though not in the way one might expect. Two years ago, when she was a student in her senior year at […]

Student Spotlight: Emma Yang

Emma Yang compares learning to program to finding a superpower or learning to use the Force. It was that powerful to her, right from the beginning. Born in Hong Kong to a STEM household (her father is in computer science, her mother is a mathematician), Yang learned to program at home when she was eight […]

Prep for Prep

Prep for Prep was established in 1978, and selects New York City’s most promising students of color and prepares them for placement into top independent schools. For the past thirty years, 150 low-income New York fifth-and-seventh grade children are selected from a public school and placed into a fourteen-month preparation course, as well as given […]

United Way Champions Kids and the Educators Who Work With Them

In 2008, United Way launched its initiative to cut by half the number of students who drop out of high school through 2018.  In order to achieve this, they focus on literacy and preparing students for success.  United Way’s focus areas include helping children enter school ready to learn, supporting reading proficiency by fourth grade, […]

Henry R. Kravis Institute Teaches Students Leadership

In 2013, Olympic Gold Medalist and Right to Play founder Johann Olav Koss received the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership. Then in 2014, the Kravis Leadership Institute was so inspired by Koss that it was determined to bring him back to speak with the Claremont Mudd-Scripps athletes and coaches. Right to Play is a global […]

Ramona Pierson, co-founder and CEO of Declara

Ramona Pierson is the co-founder and CEO of Declara, a technology platform that uses algorithms and mathematics to develop specific, individualized learning paths for adults and organizations. After spending 18 months in a coma, Pierson decided to take education to a personal level after she had to relearn all the basics of everyday living. Pierson […]

United Planet: Bridging the Gap

United Planet is an international non-profit bridging the gap between countries (first and third world), cultures and communities through education and philanthropy. Its Teach Abroad Quests program provides global education and development for underprivileged kids and adults alike. Its idea of Relational Diplomacy – connecting a world full of diverse backgrounds – is the underlying […]

Leaders in Education: Amplify

Amplify is a relatively new player in the digital education movement, already serving more than 3 million students and 200,000 educators in all 50 states. Amplify is hoping to close the gap in achievement between America and the rest of the world by strengthening teacher instruction and student involvement. How? Amplify is reimagining education from […]

Leaders in Education: Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

In recent years, there has been a major increase in awareness about the state of education abroad, namely in the Middle East. Courageous female education activists such as Malala Yousafzai have risked their lives in order to bring education reform to the forefront, and in turn, have captured the attention of organizations like the United […]

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