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After taking a summer break and reflecting on the final days of the DEI Changemakers program, Mary Coleman reframes the debate over being right versus being effective in the first of her final three posts to wrap up the Lessons from DEI Changemakers blog series. “I think Lincoln did what he thought was right, even

in Offering Fellowships

Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship embodies this idea by investing in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs. It is a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. This month,

in Investing for Educational Impact

Voqal is proud to announce its latest round of Education Opportunity Project investments. This funding supports companies that are changing the way we think about addressing opportunity gaps in education. The investments in TechRow, DigitalDeets, and maro reflect Voqal’s commitment to creating a more equitable educational landscape for all. TechRow – $100,000 TechRow is working

in Investing for Educational Impact

In his latest post, Voqal’s education program director, Vinny Badolato explores Critical Race Theory and what it really means for education.   So, what is this brouhaha about Critical Race Theory (CRT)? Is it some new-fangled liberal plot to denigrate America? What exactly is CRT, and why has it become the new boogeyman for the right-wing

in Increasing Internet Access

Last week, Voqal joined over 170 organizations asking Congress to invest in universal, future-proof broadband. According to the letter: “It is time to act to end the digital divide forever by passing a national broadband infrastructure program that will deliver universal, affordable, 21st century ready access.” “All across the nation, gaps in accessible and affordable

in Investing for Educational Impact

Voqal is proud to announce its latest round of Education Opportunity Project grants focused on supporting organizations that are at the forefront of efforts to address educational opportunity gaps in the United States. The grants to Pie for Providers, Real Talk, LitLab, HadaNõu Collective, Network for Public Education Action, Our Turn, OLÉ, TalkingPoints, Quill, LENA,

in Investing for Educational Impact

Voqal strives to support organizations and individuals that are creating a more educated and empowered public. One way we accomplish this goal is through the Education Opportunity Project (EOP). The 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

in Voqal

June is Pride month. To celebrate this important month for the LGBTQIA+ community, Voqal’s Annie Stoneburner shares the importance of the pride flag (and other related symbols) in making sure the community is supported. I have a problem. A shopping problem that is. More specifically, I have a problem with shopping for anything covered in

in Increasing Internet Access

Last week, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Rob Portman (D-Ohio), and Angus King (R-Maine) reintroduced the Digital Equity Act. The Digital Equity Act of 2021 strengthens federal support for efforts to help ensure students, families, and workers have the information technology capacity needed to fully participate in society. This legislation would achieve this goal by

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Who do you center in your story? After this week’s DEI Changemakers program, Mary Coleman reflects on how an active voice matters so much more than crafting a good sentence in her latest post in the Lessons from DEI Changemakers blog series. I studied journalism during undergrad. In the end, it was a mismatch for

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