Ballmer Group’s recent grants to Achievement Network and College Advising Corps are cited by Inside Philanthropy as examples of our approach to helping kids and families achieve economic mobility.
Achievement Network, working to improve teaching in vulnerable communities, will launch the Breakthrough Results Fund to help ensure teachers and system leaders have resources like coaching, instructional tools, interim assessments and professional learning opportunities.
College Advising Corps trains and places recent college grads in schools where they help students and families navigate applying to college, and our gift will support their goal to enroll 1 million low-income, first generation students in colleges by 2025.
Managing Director Jeff Edmondson notes that "college access is only one aspect of what’s needed to improve economic mobility, and only one piece of the puzzle we invest in. It starts with stable families, early childhood supports, a K-12 education and eventually access to a living wage and career."