Evergreen National Education Prize
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Evergreen National Education Prize

Accelerating Educational Opportunity for All

 
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The Prize

The annual Evergreen Prize identifies and helps scale programs that best help low-income youth access and complete college or vocational degrees.

➤ The Evergreen Prize consists of: 

  • $100,000 award to the winning organization

  • Monetary prizes awarded to 2nd and 3rd place

  • All three finalists will present at the Awards Dinner in New York City to education and foundation leaders

  • Winners will receive ongoing marketing support to promote their organization and programs

  • By shining a spotlight on the Evergreen Prize winner, we will generate public awareness to accelerate the program’s growth

 
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We need to identify and grow exciting new programs that significantly boost lower income 18 - 25 year-olds toward college and vocational school success.
 
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Congratulations to the inaugural winner of the Evergreen Prize:

COLLEGE POSSIBLE - REMOVING BARRIERS TO A COLLEGE DEGREE

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Eligibility
Criteria


➤ Do you think your organization is eligible?

Eligibility requirements are outlined below. Applications are open 6/4/19 - 7/12/19.

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US-based non-profit or government organizations.

Including education and workforce development programs.

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Evidence of success.

Applicants must provide evidence of their success and cost-effectiveness, preferably from an independent evaluation.

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Path to scale.

Organizations must supply a plan for scaling the number of low-income youth they impact.

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Transparency.

Applicants must be willing to share their program model with other organizations looking to improve outcomes for low-income youth.

 
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Organization Size.

Applicants must have an annual operating budget of less than $8 million.

 

Applications are now open: apply online here.

 
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Prize Leadership

 

Evergreen Prize judge committee

 
John Deasy  Superintendent, Stockton Unified School District

John Deasy
Superintendent, Stockton Unified School District

Dr. John B. King Jr.   President and CEO of Ed Trust; former US Secretary of Education

Dr. John B. King Jr.
President and CEO of Ed Trust; former US Secretary of Education

Saskia Levy-Thompson  Program Director, New Designs to Advance Learning, Carnegie Foundation

Saskia Levy-Thompson
Program Director, New Designs to Advance Learning, Carnegie Foundation

Rachel Greenwald  Best Selling Author and Speaker

Rachel Greenwald
Best Selling Author and Speaker

Jamie Lockwood   K-12 Education Partners Manager, Facebook Education

Jamie Lockwood
K-12 Education Partners Manager, Facebook Education

 
 
Todd Penner   Portfolio Director, College Success, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Todd Penner
Portfolio Director, College Success, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Dan Porterfield   President, Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield
President, Aspen Institute

Caroline Altman Smith   Deputy Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation

Caroline Altman Smith
Deputy Director, Education, The Kresge Foundation

 

Evergreen Prize steering committee

 
Jerry Greenwald   Co-founder, Greenbriar Equity Group; Evergreen Prize Chairman

Jerry Greenwald
Co-founder, Greenbriar Equity Group; Evergreen Prize Chairman

Ben Castleman   Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at University of Virginia

Ben Castleman
Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at University of Virginia

Brad Greenwald   Founder and Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners; Evergreen Prize Managing Director

Brad Greenwald
Founder and Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners; Evergreen Prize Managing Director

Keith Frome   CEO and Co-Founder, PeerForward

Keith Frome
CEO and Co-Founder, PeerForward

Rachel Greenwald   Best Selling Author and Speaker

Rachel Greenwald
Best Selling Author and Speaker

 
 
Grace Greenwald   Student, Stanford University, 2019

Grace Greenwald
Student, Stanford University, 2019

Max Greenwald   Founder, IgniteSTEM

Max Greenwald
Founder, IgniteSTEM

Tim Taylor   Co-Founder & President, America Succeeds

Tim Taylor
Co-Founder & President, America Succeeds

 
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By shining a spotlight on the Evergreen Prize winner, we will generate media and public awareness to accelerate the program’s growth.