Sage Salvo

Sage Salvo

Gil Perkins, doing business as Sage Salvo, is the artist, scholar, and social entrepreneur founder of Words Liive, LLC.

Brief Biography

Gil Perkins, doing business as Sage Salvo, is the artist, scholar, and social entrepreneur founder of Words Liive, LLC. Sage is currently a Clinton Global Initiative – University Social Entrepreneur for Arts & Media, a 4.0 Schools Fellow, a 2017 Camelback Ventures Fellow, and a 2017 graduate at the Harvard Kennedy School where he earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA).

Armed with a patented algorithm to import song lyrics into classroom texts to augment literacy for young students, Mr. Salvo built the education start-up Words Liive. Words Liive is a 21st century education technology firm dedicated to eradicating illiteracy across the world and particularly in marginalized urban and rural districts. Sage has the vocation to deliver a teaching methodology called C.G.I. (Contemporary Grammar Integration) to students and teachers across the globe. 

Currently in beta, the Words Liive app is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology that allows for the instantaneous development, discovery, and sharing of K – 12 literacy-based lesson plans that integrate popular music. 

Sage has been featured at SXSW thrice and Words Liive was named among the Top 3 EdTech start-ups at the 2016 SXSWedu LAUNCHedu competition. Sage has also presented at the TEDx MidAtlantic Conference in Washington, D.C., the DC Education Festival, and was a Keynote speaker at the IB (International Baccalaureate) Americas Conference. 

Sage has also authored opinion pieces including an Op-Ed in the Washington Post and has been featured in FORBES, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, Diverse Education, and The Alexandria News among others. He has significant guest appearances on WUSA 9 (Local DC television), National Urban Radio, Tech Cocktail Conversations, Next Generation TV, Austin, TX KUT radio (NPR), D.C.’s WAMU 88.5 (NPR), CBS 1580, and D.C.’s WHUR 96.3 radio. 

Sage Salvo is a 2011 MBA graduate from the University of Toronto.

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