PowerMyLearning Receives $6.5M to Expand Personalized Learning in...


PowerMyLearning Receives $6.5M to Expand Personalized Learning in High-Poverty Schools

Jan 24, 2017

POWERMYLEARNING, a K-12 nonprofit that helps bring personalized learning programs to high-poverty schools in the U.S., has received $6.5 million through several grants. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation chipped in $4.5 million, in addition to $1 million each from Oak Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

According to a spokesperson for PowerMyLearning, the money will go towards developing the nonprofit’s free digital learning platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, which currently works with more than 40,000 school communities. The organization hopes to expand its reach by scaling up their services to at least 100,000 students.

Through other educator development and family engagement initiatives, PowerMyLearning also claims to serve nearly 7,000 high-need students and families nationwide through workshops, customized school support programs and consulting.

In November, the nonprofit received a $1-2 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg initiative.

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