The reality is that investing in a tool like TalkingPoints is relatively low-cost and high-impact compared to many other school improvement programs.
Overdeck foundation founder shares how solutions like TalkingPoints improve academic outcomes in proven and affordable ways.
Heejae Lim on how building school-family partnerships can help accelerate learning recovery and ease the burden on teachers. “Investing in family-school partnerships requires no new staff, but requires new mindsets. It taps into the basic math that a student spends much more time at home than in school, as well as the basic truth that a parent’s love for their child is universal.”
New Profit Invests in Five Social Impact Organizations Transforming the Education and Economic Systems in America
New Profit, the venture philanthropy organization, announced today an investment in TalkingPoints as one of five nonprofit organizations addressing economic and educational inequities in communities and school systems throughout the country. These investments are part of New Profit’s ongoing efforts to expand its portfolio of high-impact organizations led by visionary entrepreneurs who center the assets, expertise, and aspirations of the communities they serve.
In her TED talk, Heejae Lim, the only education leader selected as part of the class of 2022 TED Fellows Program, shares how 4 in 5 children in US schools who come from under-resourced and/or immigrant families and are more likely to fall behind – sometimes by as much as two school years. This equates to 40 million children, and represents a loss to the US economy of one trillion dollars each year. Her nonrprofit TalkingPoints helps close this achievement gap by unlocking the potential of families in driving student success.
TalkingPoints’ CEO Heejae Lim, the only education leader selected among the 20 changemakers in the 2022 TED Fellows program, shares the importance of increasing engagement for underserved and multilingual families, and how the TalkingPoints platform removes language and other barriers between schools and families so that students can thrive.