The nation’s first accelerator for civic ventures, CivicX, recently selected its tenth cohort. After receiving over 60 applications from across the United States, Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator chose 12 organizations focused on workforce development and educational opportunity, to undergo their 10-week intensive boot camp.
The accelerator will include mentoring, education, peer support, and networking, with two finalists receiving a $50,000 investment at the end of the program. Get a sneak peek at the who’s who of this year’s cohort (including one right here in the A) and rub elbows with them in person at next week’s First Look.
Forty percent of low-income high school graduates never enroll in college despite meeting all the milestones to get there. After counseling hundreds of students and recognizing this problem, Victoria Chen and Victoria Doan co-founded BridgeYear, a nonprofit connecting students to employment and education opportunities.
Student debt is a $1.3 trillion crisis currently crushing 44 million borrowers. With Chipper, individuals can diminish debt through a mobile app that rounds up change from everyday transactions and applies it toward what’s owed.
1 in 51 people are on probation or parole but facing serious barriers to job re-entry. To reduce recidivism and open the door to opportunity, Fathers Building Futures ensures parents receive job skills training and placement, financial education, and wrap-around services.
45 million children in America are living in low-income areas. By fostering marketplace leaders from low-income communities across America, The Gifted Education Foundation aims to be a major catalyst in providing accessible tools to students in order for them to succeed in high school, college, and in the workplace.
There’s a disconnect between businesses and social service organizations helping individuals with disabilities, leaving 1.5 million people on the sidelines waiting for work. InReturn bridges the gap, placing high-performing workers with jobs businesses need to be filled.
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