First-Generation Student Overcomes Challenges on Path to Wall Street Career

If you had asked 18-year-old Mohamad Merilan where he would be after college, he would not have said, “working on Wall Street.” Merilan is now working for Credit Suisse in the Research Clearance Technology division. Merilan went from attending D-ranked public schools without the promise of higher education to graduating from the University of Florida with a job offer to work on Wall Street. Throughout … Continue reading First-Generation Student Overcomes Challenges on Path to Wall Street Career

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What I Learned from My Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Perkins School for the Blind, located in Watertown, Massachusetts, serves thousands of children and young adults with vision impairment worldwide. As part of an eLearning program for teachers of the visually impaired, Perkins created Paths to Technology — an online community and resource for teachers, students, and their parents to support children and young adults with technology and their transition to adulthood. Veronica is a student contributor … Continue reading What I Learned from My Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP): A Canada-wide Program to Improve Student Achievement

There is a deep understanding across Canada of the need to enhance strategies to improve Aboriginal student success. There are approximately 1.7 million Aboriginal People in Canada, and one third are under the age of 15 — making them the youngest and fastest growing demographic in the country. A real concern for Canada is the low Aboriginal high school graduation rate; the non-Aboriginal high school … Continue reading Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP): A Canada-wide Program to Improve Student Achievement

Conference Attendance Inspires Young Minds to Keep Exploring

This post originally appeared on the Dalhousie University Global Health Office blog. Fola Akpan is a Dalhousie University student studying kinesiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Through Johnson Scholarship Foundation funding, Dalhousie’s Indigenous and African Nova Scotia bursary program is designed as an initiative for Indigenous students (First Nation, Inuit and Métis) and African Nova Scotians at Dalhousie. The goal of the program is … Continue reading Conference Attendance Inspires Young Minds to Keep Exploring

Greater Good

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a leading thinker in our business. Its research and commentary are evidence based and rigorous. CEP’s biannual meeting will be held in early May in Minneapolis, and I will attend along with two members of our Board of Directors. The pre-conference session will feature CEP’s most recent research paper, Greater Good: Lessons from those who have started major … Continue reading Greater Good