Messages from the President

Engaging the For-Profit Sector to Help Revolutionize Education for All Learners

March 6, 2018

President Peter Taylor announces the launch of Education Innovation Ventures and explains why the Foundation is now including for-profit players in its funding strategy.

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New Year, New Vision, New Strategy

January 9, 2018

President Peter Taylor announces ECMC Foundations' new vision statement: All learners unlock their fullest potential; and shares the Foundation's shift in investment strategy, aligning the Foundation with parent company ECMC Group's focus on postsecondary education.

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Strategy Shift: ECMC Foundation to Concentrate on Higher Education Initiatives and Close Out Teacher and Leader Development Focus Area

December 8, 2017

After careful consideration, ECMC Foundation has made the difficult decision to close out the Teacher and Leader Development focus area, effective December 1, 2017. Moving forward, ECMC Foundation will direct funding into our two remaining areas of focus: College Success and Career Readiness.

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ECMC Foundation Stands for DACA Students

September 7, 2017

ECMC Foundation President Peter Taylor calls on all of us to join in standing up against the decision to rescind DACA.

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Is a College Degree Worth the Investment?

June 2017

While the price of college is undeniably more expensive than ever, ECMC Foundation President Peter J. Taylor says the benefits of continuing education beyond high school far outweigh the costs.

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Improving Completion Rates at Postsecondary Institutions is Critical for Student Success

March 2017

Growing up with my education trailblazer father, going to college was never a question.

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Mentoring Matters: Celebrating National Mentoring Month

January 2017

Several years ago, I overheard a conversation at a freshman campus orientation that I will never forget.

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Philanthropy's Power to Disrupt the Industry

November 2016

Higher education, today, is at a turning point. It faces a host of challenges that requires a reexamination of its identity and purpose.

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Buzzwords Come and Go, But Soft Skills Are Here to Stay

June 2016

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.

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After More Than a Decade, ECMC Foundation Undergoes Major Transition from Charity to Philanthropy

November 2015

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.

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