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

2016 Annual Report Spotlight: Education Venture Fund

January 19, 2017 Voqal recently released its first-ever annual report and is featuring some of the stories from the report on our blog. To read more download Voqal’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report: Taking Risks. Because inequality in education leads to social and economic inequality, Voqal takes a chance on organizations working to even the Read More

Voqal Education: A Strategy for Addressing Educational Inequality

December 20, 2016 The following is the first of several posts from Voqal Education Venture Fund Director, Vinny Badoloto, which lay out his plans for Voqal’s Education Venture Fund. The opportunity structure in the United States is vast and growing more complex. While there are many variables that factor into this structure, formal education is Read More

Voqal’s Education Venture Fund Names New Director

September 19, 2016 Vincent (Vinny) Badolato recently joined Voqal as the director of the Education Venture Fund. Vinny has over 10 years of experience working with nonprofit and educational organizations. Most recently, he worked as the Merage Foundations’ Strategic Partnerships Director where he identified, cultivated and executed development and partnership opportunities for the foundations to maximize Read More