As my summer internship draws to an end at Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), an education nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging high school coursework, I had the chance to celebrate the exciting education reform work taking place in the Bay Area with my Education Pioneers cohort.
After 12 weeks at the MTA, I was able to take field trips to the largest transit building projects in the U.S., see first-hand how an organization dealt with natural disaster, and give my final presentation on tax-increment financing opportunites to a handful of MTA executives.
Hi there – Sunita Mohanty here, writing again from sunny Palo Alto. It’s my last day at Junyo for the summer, and it has continued to be a great experience.
In my first blog post, I gave a high level overview of MicroEnergy Credits, the social enterprise I worked at this summer, which enables poor households and microentrepreneurs in developing countries to access clean energy products by using carbon market funding to launch and scale clean energy programs at microfinance institutions. In my wrap-up blog, I'll share a more concrete example of MicroEnergy Credits' work and a reflection on my work.
Greetings again from Washington, D.C.!
As a reminder, this summer I worked with Cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School, a charter school in Washington, D.C. In my earlier posting I discussed how a school is actually a business, an organization that can benefit greatly from the management and leadership skills that the GSB equips us with. Throughout the summer, I had the opportunity to observe how a school is actually a growing enterprise.
Greetings once again from Chicago! It is hard to believe the summer is almost over, but I have already wrapped up my 10-week internship with the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL).
When I started my 10-week Education Pioneers Fellowship with Envision Schools, I expected a summer filled with spreadsheets, data tables and advanced statistics.
Get Cooking! is a social enterprise dedicated to helping low-income families living in food deserts make healthy eating simple, affordable, and fun in order to lower rates of obesity and diet-related diseases, and improve overall well-being.
Greetings from Sacramento! My name is Supriya Balsekar, and I'm spending my summer at StudentsFirst. StudentsFirst is an education advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, the former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, that aims to build a national movement to transform public education.
I traveled to San Marcos with my I-DEV teammates to attend a meeting of farmers from the region. The farmers, along with representatives with the local government, had organized the meeting to discuss forming a cooperative. I was inspired by the farmers' hope for improving their lives, and reminded of the difficulties inherent to economic development work.