Edtech entrepreneurs are out in full force this season. The Echoing Green Fellowship, one of the most prestigious organizations recognizing social entrepreneurship and impact, recently announced its 2013 Fellows. To our delight, some familiar faces--along
Selected from an initial applicant pool of 2,872, the twenty-eight organizations in this year's portfolio represent the top one percent and will join Echoing Green's rich ecosystem of the most successful, innovative social change organizations and entrepr
Our team received nearly 3,000 applications for the 2013 Echoing Green and Black Male Achievement Fellowships. With the help of 532 evaluators asking challenging questions and analyzing applicants’ plans and capabilities, we have narrowed the pool to just
4. Qeyno Labs
Qeyno Labs works with local partners and schools to bring technology-enabled career discovery into under-served classrooms using game-like rewards and mentorship from successful professionals.
Kalimah Priforce, Co-Founder
We asked Kalimah Priforce, Co-Founder atQeyno Labs and one of our Social Entrepreneur Scholarship Winners how he is designing the future. Here is his answer:
Our greatest social potential is our most untapped human potential - under-served kids...
Qeyno wants to address that opportunity gap -- in part by off-loading the subscription fee for the site to businesses who'd sponsor "missions" and career challenges on the site as well as by offering the teens mentorship opportunities. Mentors, not just t
In 2010, 24% of high school seniors and their families paid anywhere from 8K to 40K in college and career counseling. What happened to the other 74% who can't afford the private help? They face dealing with a 1 to every 500 student ratio of available ca