The CEO of a social impact consulting firm says there is movement from thinking of education as having an endpoint, but rather as a continuum.
Vinton asks, “How can we mobilize resources to support the outcomes that we hope for? Rather than some of the earlier indicators which might show that someone’s on a path to success, but often folks can get derailed from that path.”
He explains, “We work primarily with foundations, nonprofits, and mission-driven companies. The work we do with them ranges from building a new strategy that might guide investment to actually running grant programs, helping foundations find innovative programs and support those programs into being and then, hopefully, to scale.”
Vinton notes that the Catalyze Challenge is a grant competition that supports innovative learning models. It’s described as “a grant program that funds, learns from, and shares bold ideas that rethink the connections among K-12, higher education, and career for students in grades 6-14.”