E15 - Master Speaker Charles Best

Thursday, October 23 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | New Orleans Theater

Abstract Text:

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey's "ultimate favorite things" and was named by Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World," the first time a charity has received this recognition. For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business."

Learning Objectives:

Explain how DonorsChoose.org addresses educational inequity.

Identify the challenges facing educators in receiving funding for school projects.

Explain how the website offered the scalability to reach any and all public schools.

Identify local and regional schools and students that have been impacted by DonorsChoose.org.


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
1
AIA Credit Hours:
1 LU
BOMI CPD Credit:
1

Education Tracks: Master Series

Event Type: Core Program > Session


 

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