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Local university adopts a rural work college model to transform higher education for nontraditional urban students

by Shari Finnell, editor/writer, Not for Profit News The profile of students who attend Martin University is anything but traditional. The average age is 38, and more than half are Millennials. Many are juggling low-wage, part-time jobs and parenting responsibilities as heads of household. And it’s not unusual for them to be carrying student debt […]

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Making big bets for social change

By William Foster, Gail Perreault, Alison Powell and Chris Addy, Bridgespan, for SSIR | When Don Fisher stepped down as chief executive of the Gap in the late 1990s, he and his wife, Doris, decided that they wanted to tackle one of the most difficult social challenges in the United States: improving public education. Through […]

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Incubators: transformational vehicle in the education sector

By Yiming Ma, PALF associate for Stanford Social Innovation Review | Committing to a relationship is hard. In venture capital, the first investment is the business equivalent of starting a serious relationship. Prior to investment, funds and start-ups will scrutinize each other through the due diligence process — recognizing that if due diligence is successful, […]

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