Empower Students to Become Social Innovators

 
$4,966
$5,034
Raised
Remaining
Apr 8, 2014

Gearing up for the launch of our new website

We are excited to be putting the final touches on our brand new website - to be launched by the end of next month. Our team has been hard at work developing a re-designed site that will guide students through our five step process through interactive visuals, quizzes, and other innovative curricular activities. Students will begin by learning to about poverty as a frameowork for understanding social entrepreneurship. They will have access to information on a wide variety of social issues and receive concrete guidance for narrowing their interests down to a project idea. After developing a project idea, students will have access to tools and resources for launching their idea, and ultimately be able to post their idea to a visual board displaying all of their peer's projects around the world.

We have curated some of the best videos, stories, and resources around the web to guide students to a successful project launch. We are confident that this re-vamped site will allow ChangeEducate to be accessible by students and teachers around the world and cannot wait to share our final product with you! 

Jan 7, 2014

Preparing for a promising 2014

Happy new year from the ChangeEducate team! In the past few months, our team has been hard at work redesigning our website so as to encompass our full curriculum and gear our content towards students of all ages, interest levels, and experiences digitally.

As we are in the process of making our tools and resources accessible to both students and teachers for free online, we have identified talented high school students to assist in the creation and editing of content so as to ensure we reach our audience as effectively as possible. We are looking forward to continuing these partnerships and welcome any additional assistance from students or teachers you may know!

With our sights set on 2014, we are excited to be moving towards completion of the site. Thank you all for your continued support! If you have questions or would like to learn more about these updates, please feel free to reach out to me at katie.guidera@changeeducate.org.


Oct 7, 2013

Going digital to improve accessibility and increase impact

Our team is so excited about the new website!
Our team is so excited about the new website!

Exciting news - we are going 100% online! After analyzing our ability to reach students through the classroom marketplace over the past few months, we have decided to shift our focus to targeting our program directly towards invididual students in the online marketplace. It is our hope that by making our tools and resources available to both students and teachers for free online, we can reach a much broader audience of individuals looking to create change in their communities at a young age. With this shift, we have begun to look for ways to break our DVD videos into smaller components to be streamed online. We have also been developing more interactive activities to be embedded into the site for our students to explore poverty and work through some of the biggest challenges of being a successful social entrepreneur. Our web designer Blair has also been developing some beautiful page templates so keep your eye out for a new website roll-out in the next month or two!

Thank you all for your continued support! If you have questions or would like to learn more about these updates, please feel free to reach out to me at katie.guidera@changeeducate.org.

 


Jul 17, 2013

Expanding our team and our reach

We have been working hard over the past two months to perfect our curriculum, and in order to do so, we have expanded our team! We are excited to have two incredible new team members on board -- Michael, who is working on our website, and Christina, who is working on our DVD. Michael and Christina come with a wide array of talents and skills. We are very lucky to be working with them! Throughout the summer, we will be aiming to complete these portions of our curriculum using the feedback we have received from pilot classrooms so that we may roll out the first phase of distribution to teachers around the country in the fall.

Mar 18, 2013

ChangeEducate goes international

Over the last few months, ChangeEducate has been heavily focused on meeting with teachers and students to get vital feedback as we work to finalize our curriculum. We are partnered with NetImpact, a student club run by Masters in Management Studies students at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, to conduct this research. In addition, we recently presented at a panel discussion featuring Jessica Jackley, Founder of KIVA International, and other local social entrepreneurial organizations. It was a fantastic opportunity to get ChangeEducate's mission out there and network with like-minded grassroots education initiatives.

Finally, we are excited to announce that ChangeEducate will be taking its curriculum around the globe this summer! We are currently working with a Duke University student who will be implementing parts of our curriculum at an entrepreneurship-focused summer camp for high school students in Cairo, Egypt this summer. If you are interested in learning more about these developments or would like to get involved, let us know! Thank you for your continued support.

- The ChangeEducate Team

Links:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Donation Options
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

ChangeEducate

Kinnelon, NJ, United States
http://www.changeeducate.org

Project Leader

Anjali Bhatia

Durham, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower Students to Become Social Innovators