LEAF is making saving for college simple, secure, and social
Students are seven times more likely to enroll in college if they have any amount of savings set aside for higher education in advance of graduating high school. LEAF College Savings is on a mission to make giving the gift of college savings simple, secure, and social. Based in Washington, DC, the team at LEAF is led by industry experts and is already making dreams into realities in states across the country.
LEAF is focused on helping students in low or no income households, where saving for college is typically unlikely. In just a few simple steps, an account can be funded, created, and set up so learners can receive gifts of funds for any holiday or special occasion. Venture Smarter will be using LEAF accounts to make possible the 7x Effect Initiative. More details soon.
On Monday, May 14th the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will host its third stakeholder roundtable to focus on the future of the workforce. The discussion will explore educational requirements to prepare citizens with the skills required in the 21st century economy. Among other topics, the conversation will also hone in on the importance of public-private-partnerships in developing workforce success stories across smart cities and regions.
Students are seven times more likely to enroll in and complete higher education or soft skills training programs after high school if they have any amount of savings set aside for the cause. We want to improve access to higher ed and career success while inviting learners to be a part of a forward thinking, supportive community.
Smart Regions start with Smart Cities. Smart Cities start with smart learners. Policy and practices should reflect advances in technologies and understandings about how students learn and succeed.
Fiero is sending learners on a journey of self-discovery to identify and pursue ideal paths to career success. The unique mentor map leverages breakthroughs in modern technology with a proven process and familiar behaviors for users to guide and connect learners with mentors and personal opportunities on and offline.
Campus Suite makes it simple to integrate communication among faculty, staff, students, and parents. Using Clever single sign-on, Campus Suite synchronizes to existing SIS and other school systems.
University Beyond is taking a new approach to the gig economy, and helping college students transition from backpacks to briefcases with programs to transition interns and campus reps into part time and full time hires. Based in New York City, the team at University Beyond is aiming to make it easy for students and grads to find jobs, get paid, and live better.
By giving schools non-academic data on who their students are, Indigo creates a path for schools to transform their culture and empower students through their strengths & passions.
Students are seven times more likely to enroll in college if they have any amount of savings set aside for higher education in advance of graduating high school. LEAF is on a mission to make giving the gift of college savings simple, secure, and social.
Zid Zid is working on a breakthrough platform behind closed doors, where parents can set their young learners up for success by way of creative, multi-sensory play. The platform teaches world languages through mixed media projects on and offline, and parents are not required to be multi-lingual by any means.
Pear Deck is on a mission to make it easier for teachers to provide rich, engaging educational experiences for their students. Founded by educators, including a former high school teacher turned Microsoft programmer, Pear Deck has attracted funding from top funds such as Revolution, and is making waves in education across the country.