Growing up with my education trailblazer father, going to college was never a question.
Several years ago, I overheard a conversation at a freshman campus orientation that I will never forget.
Higher education, today, is at a turning point. It faces a host of challenges that requires a reexamination of its identity and purpose.
In the education sector, new buzzwords and concepts are developed almost daily. While some are short-lived, others, such as "soft skills," gain popularity and are integrated into the everyday vernacular of education professionals.
Over one year ago, ECMC Foundation began to reimagine its grantmaking strategy to focus on teacher development, college success, and career readiness in the context of improving the educational outcomes of underserved populations.
ECMC Foundation is both old and new—while it was founded in 2002, a substantial change in direction took place in late 2014 to rebuild it as a grantmaking foundation focused on improving the educational outcomes of underserved youth through evidenced-based innovation.