CareerVillage.org mentioned as a career/professional support resource Read more
CareerVillage.org mentioned as a career/professional support resource Read more
CareerVillage.org featured as a volunteering program used by Verizon to honor MLK Jr. Day 2021 Read more
Good Housekeeping magazine included CareerVillage.org in their list of best virtual volunteer opportunities you can do remotely. Read more
In the spirit of reaching impact at scale faster, we rounded up our top five lessons to take to heart if you want to turn your world-changing idea into a tech nonprofit. Read more
While the pandemic has put in-person mentoring on indefinite hold, a growing number of older adults are finding virtual ways to make and broaden meaningful intergenerational connections. Here are five of their stories Read more
“Stay home, stay safe.” When it comes to the heightened vulnerability of America’s elders in the face of Covid-19, these are often wise words. But the unwritten injunction might as well be “Stay home, stay safe, and stay out of the way.” Read more
The Clinton Global Initiative Action Network identified CareerVillage.org as one of the great ways you can support communities in need by making a small but meaningful difference in the lives of others. Read more
One of AT&T’s core values is to be there when people need us. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in that belief. Below is more information about how we’re supporting families and educators dealing with school closures and social distancing. Read more
In today’s lexicon, “dog days” conjure dreamy images of lazy canines and humans alike, basking under the summer sun. But it turns out that the phrase originated in ancient Greece, where it referred not to actual Mediterranean dogs but to the particular moment—at the height of summer—that the “dog star,” Sirius, rose before the sun. Read more
The COVID-19 crisis has made it pretty much impossible for older adults to provide face-to-face mentoring and support to young people. Still, many nonprofits are scrambling to find ways to connect the generations now. Here at Encore.org (a nonprofit focused on bridging the generational divide) Read more
The COVID-19 crisis has made it pretty much impossible for older adults to provide face-to-face mentoring and support to young people. Still, many nonprofits are scrambling to find ways to connect the generations now. Read more
Which degree should I get? Do I need to go to college? How can I prepare for an interview? What makes a good engineer? How do I learn about technology? Is this a good career for women? Read more
What happens when 500+ professionals spend one hour collaborating to creatively support one nonprofit’s success? In May of 2019, New Relic did just that. Read more
Today’s growing knowledge-based economy requires new approaches to ensure the next generation of professionals is equipped to lead thriving careers of their own. But too often, access to the resources and knowledge needed to prepare for professional life in this economic landscape is constrained by under-resourced schools and communities Read more
A high school sophomore from a disadvantaged background dreams of becoming a neonatal nurse. But the resources available to her don’t provide much information about how to make that dream a reality, and she doesn’t know any nurses to ask for advice. Internet searches turn up a flood of information, much of it not relevant. Read more
Think back to when you were a teenager. Did you have questions about your future? Well…you weren’t alone. More than 1 in 3 students who are at risk of not graduating high school grow up without an adult mentor to help them find the answer to their career questions. Read more
Visible, an app-based mobile phone service, chooses nine startups to participate in Visible Connect, a social good program designed to expedite growth for early-to-mid-stage nonprofit startups. Read more
Three years ago, my co-founder Kevin Barenblat asked me why there weren’t more Khan Academies and Wikipedias. He wanted to know why more nonprofits weren’t building software to create social change at scale. At the time, my answer was that the nonprofit startup universe didn’t look anything like the tech startup landscape. Read more
CareerVillage.org is an online platform that allows students to ask questions and ask for career advice. The site recognizes the topic of every question, and it matches them with the right members of a pool of over 16,000 professionals, who volunteer to help kids by answering their questions as thoroughly as possible. Read more
Impact investing is red-hot right now, especially in the education space. But while this approach has long fueled the development of new education technology tools, impact investing is being applied to other ed challenges, too...And globally, there's intense interest around impact investing as a way to scale low-cost private schools in developing countries. Read more
In a recent Brookings paper on social mobility, Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine illuminate an intangible, yet severe, consequence of income inequality: economic despair. In cities or states with wide disparity between the low- and middle-income brackets, high school students, particularly boys, appear more likely to drop out of school. Read more
More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement. If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits. In Steve Case’s new book, The Third Wave, he argues that this next generation of the Internet will transform major industry sectors and become integrated into everything we do... Read more
CareerVillage, a nonprofit that aims to help low-income students better prepare for their future, is teaming up with Dell to produce TechWeek, an online networking campaign from May 16 to 20. Dell is giving CareerVillage $100,000 to aid in its mission, and the tech giant has also committed tens of thousands of its employees to provide advice and encouragement to students participating in TechWeek. Read more
...The strategic social investing strategy also includes identifying unique innovations aligned with the Foundation’s goals. As part of this work, the first Lumina Social Innovation Prize was awarded to CareerVillage, an online platform where students ask career questions that are answered by real people sharing their experiences. Read more
The Great Recession delivered a body blow to our country’s financial equilibrium, and only after years of painfully slow recovery have housing prices begun to stabilize and the unemployment rate steadily fallen. But while the economic crisis has abated, it remains a devastating morass for many, especially young adults, ethnic and racial minorities, and lower income families. Read more
Yet another meal delivery startup has debuted in San Francisco. But it's not valued at millions of dollars, and its founders won't ever get rich. Why? It's a non-profit that delivers donated food to people in need.Feeding Forward, as it's called, and eight other startups recently graduated from Fast Forward, an accelerator program in San Francisco that works exclusively with non-profit tech startups. Read more
Boston-based startup accelerator program MassChallenge awarded $1.75 million to 16 startups at its annual startup awards ceremony Wednesday evening. Several other startups were awarded additional funds as part of the program's sidecar prizes. Read more
We’ve often heard parents and educators quip that today’s young people are digital natives — a generation of youth who can rent movies on iTunes and buy school supplies on Amazon before they’re out of preschool. These tech-savvy kids seem to live and breathe digitally. Read more
Winner, NCVS Innovation Awards 2013: National Conference on Volunteering and Service.
Social Innovation Award, 2016: Won a clean sweep of Lumina Foundation's first ever Social Innovation Awards at ASU-GSV 2016 in San Diego, CA.
1st Place, Social Impact: Picked from a pool of over 2,300 applicants to participate in MassChallenge 2014, from whom we were awarded the top prize in the Social Impact category.
1st place, Give It Away Award: Selected by a large panel of young people from a highly competitive pool of nonprofits.
Selected to participate in the world's first accelerator program exclusively for high tech nonprofit organizations.
Selected for this program run by College Summit and sponsored by the Gates Foundation to improve college knowledge.
Incubated through the Technology Underwriting the Greater Good program in Boston, MA.
Invited to serve as a startup in residence at the iLab in Spring 2012 where we first launched our platform.