Education Opportunity Project Spotlight: Sparkler

September 21, 2018 Voqal’s Education Opportunity Project made a series of investments this summer in companies that help advance our goal of measurably reducing educational opportunity gaps. One of those investments, New York-based Sparkler, provides a mobile infrastructure to promote early brain and childhood development for children from birth to age 8, with a goal Read More

Voqal Gains Valuable Knowledge and Relationships at SXSW EDU 2018

March 14, 2018 Voqal recently attended SXSW EDU, the education innovation-focused prelude to the annual SXSW madness in Austin, Texas. Vinny Badolato, Voqal education program director, and Molly Fohn, Mobile Citizen anchor institutions program manager, took the conference by storm, looking for new ways to further Voqal’s education work. The conference offered diverse panels, Meetups Read More

Voqal Education: Holding School Accountability Accountable

November 3, 2017 The following is the latest post from Voqal Education Program Director Vinny Badolato sharing his thoughts on the need for better accountability measures for America’s education system. I’ve been thinking a lot about school quality and accountability lately. My oldest son entered third grade this year, which marks the major milestone of Read More

Quill Addresses the Opportunity Gap by Helping Kids Become Better Writers

September 28, 2017 The Voqal Education Program is happy to announce a new partnership with Quill, a Brooklyn-based, innovative nonprofit that provides free online tools to help low-income students become sharp writers and critical thinkers, primarily in a school setting. Voqal is providing Quill with a $35,000 one-year grant through the Education Venture Fund to Read More

Voqal Education Venture Fund Announces Investment in GetSet Learning

July 18, 2017 The Voqal Education Venture Fund is proud to announce its investment in and partnership with GetSet Learning. GetSet is a social networking platform that strategically connects students to peers who have successfully faced similar obstacles with the goal of improving postsecondary retention and persistence. The technology blends influential peer advice with proven Read More

Voqal Announces New Funding Aimed at Addressing Opportunity Gaps in Education

March 28, 2017 The Voqal Education Venture Fund (EVF) is proud to announce a new round of investments in organizations that are working to close opportunity gaps in education. The EVF made two additional investments in current portfolio companies, Education Modified and Pairin. In addition, it added one new company, Schoolrunner, to its portfolio. The Read More

Voqal Education: The Importance of Social Emotional Learning

February 14, 2017 The following is the latest post from Voqal Education Venture Fund Director, Vinny Badoloto sharing his thoughts on one way Voqal can help address the opportunity gap. The Voqal Education Venture Fund (EVF) seeks to measurably reduce educational opportunity gaps by investing in school-centered solutions that enhance and enrich the educational experience Read More