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NewSchools Venture Fund taps Nicole Baker Fulgham ‘Entrepreneur to Watch’
NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm that partners with entrepreneurs to provide all students with an excellent public education and the promise of a bright future, announces the recipients of its 2014 Awards. Since 2002, NewSchools has celebrated the achievements of social innovators in its portfolio by presenting annual awards to outstanding entrepreneurs and organizations.
“These innovators exemplify the leadership and values that NewSchools seeks in its portfolio,” said Deborah Mintz, Chief Advancement Officer of NewSchools. “Each awardee is making a measurable difference for students in underserved communities all over the country and many of them are changing the way teaching and learning happen in public schools.”
Ten entrepreneurs, social innovators, and organizations were given awards in these categories: Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Learning to Teach Impact Award, Seed Fund Impact Award, and the City Funds Awards. The awards are presented on the eve of NewSchools’ annual Summit, which brings together nearly 1,000 education entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and policymakers for a day of celebration, learning, and inspiration.
The City Funds Awards are recognizing the growth of entrepreneurial organizations that improve education in specific low-income communities. The City Funds Entrepreneur to Watch Award is going to Nicole Baker Fulgham at The Expectations Project. The Expectations Project partners with faith-motivated individuals, leaders, congregations and organizations to develop local and national campaigns that help enact transformational change for low-income public schools.
Adapted from New Schools’ April 29, 2014 press release: NewSchools Recognizes Top Entrepreneurs and Innovators for their Contributions to Public Education