Investing for Educational Impact

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Voqal believes that the opportunity gap is the most pervasive and damaging problem in the U.S. educational system. We define the opportunity gap as the educational disparity and inequity that exists across racial and class lines and is one of the root causes of rising economic inequality. The Education Opportunity Project seeks to measurably reduce

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In the penultimate spotlight of our 2019 Annual Report: Build the Movement, we take a look at Capita, one of the EOP investees that employed creative solutions to help move towards a more equitable education system over the past year. From a little office in what passes as a tall building in his hometown of

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Voqal’s Education Opportunity Project (EOP) seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by providing capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and organizations working to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged populations. In the first Education Opportunity Project spotlight of the new year, we take a look at EOP grantee, Weird Enough Productions. Weird Enough Productions is

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Voqal’s Education Opportunity Project seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by providing capital and strategic advice to entrepreneurs and organizations working to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged populations. As part of a new feature aimed at promoting the work of these forward-thinking, changemakers, we are regularly highlighting one of these organizations on the #makingairwaves

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Voqal’s Education Opportunity Project (EOP) supports a wide array of organizations and projects that address issues pertaining to the multifaceted educational opportunity gap in the United States. Last year, Voqal supported a project spearheaded by an innovative startup ideas lab, Capita, to take a future-forward look at what foundations are necessary to ensure that young

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Voqal is excited to announce its recent sponsorship of Science with Sophie. The $50,000 sponsorship will help to support the production of the innovative show’s next season. New York-based Science With Sophie is a STEM science show and curriculum geared toward children ages 4 to 8 that strives to make science fun and accessible to

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July 2, 2019 Voqal is excited to announce a new round of Education Opportunity Project investments focused on supporting companies who are on the forefront of creating innovative solutions to addressing the educational opportunity gap. The investments of $95,000 in ParentPowered, $82,000 in MathTalk and $50,000 in Principal Interest reflect Voqal’s belief that one of

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June 26, 2019 Voqal is excited to announce a new round of Education Opportunity Project grants focused on supporting organizations that are using innovative approaches to address opportunity gaps in education. The grants of $50,000 to National Education Policy Center (NEPC), Weird Enough Productions, LENA and TalkingPoints reflect Voqal’s belief that one of the best

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April 26, 2019 Voqal is pleased to report that its Education Opportunity Project early childhood portfolio company, Sparkler, was acquired by Viacom. Sparkler’s technology helps parents track their children’s milestone and developmental progress to provide customized content and advice to improve engagement and early childhood development. Voqal invested in Sparkler in 2018 to help with

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March 27, 2019 In the latest installment of the Education Opportunity Project Spotlight, Voqal Education Program Director Vinny Badolato highlights a recent investee of the project, LiftEd. Oakland, California-based LiftEd is a mobile academic, functional skill and behavior management app for special education teachers and related service providers that: Saves time tracking and reporting student

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