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Leveling the Playing Field and Powering Entrepreneurship

Black Girl Ventures Foundation is dedicated to creating access to social and financial capital for Black and Brown women-identifying founders and entrepreneurs.

Shelly Omilâdè “Omi” Bell found her calling in 2016: To level the playing field for women founders and entrepreneurs. To dismantle the barriers, Omi is leveraging the powerful principles of communities of practice (CoP). 

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National Writing Project reimagines professional learning for teachers

NWP and Participate partner on CoP

National Writing Project (NWP) and Participate work together to expand access to NWP’s evidence-based program on teaching argument writing. 

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Partners design engaging learning environment for Indiana educators

When developing a new educator professional development platform to support remote teaching and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indianapolis E-Learning Fund was looking for a solution to support educators across the state but also engage administrators, parents and teachers i …

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How a museum is shaping the future of learning and educator upskilling

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), a nationally recognized leader in creative approaches to STEM learning, partnered with Participate to build an online learning community for educators around The Pack--an open world video game that builds computational thinking (CT) competencies. …

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Applying Human-Centered Design for Equitable Outcomes: The Education Design Lab’s Online Community of Practice

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Introduction The Education Design Lab is a national nonprofit that designs distinct higher education and workforce models and credentials in response to the changing future of work and the needs and goals of people from historically underinvested communities. We envision a new, learne …

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Creating long-term connections and opportunities for black and brown women founders

Throughout her career, Shelly Bell has worked as a K-12 educator, patent examiner, spoken word artist, print shop owner and computer scientist. She leverages her vast career experience to grow her non-profit, Black Girl Ventures (BGV), which transforms entrepreneurship by reimagining …

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