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: 

  • $125,000 will be given to the winning organization in recognition of its accomplishments to date on behalf of low-income students and to support its growth goals.
  • All three finalists will present at the Oct 15th Awards Dinner attended by national education and foundation leaders. The Prize Winner will be announced following the presentations.
  • Ongoing PR and marketing support to broadly promote their organization.
  • Advice from a group of ed-tech and business consultants to explore non-philanthropic revenue generation opportunities.
 
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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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Eligibility
Criteria


➤ Do you think your organization is eligible?

Take our eligibility quiz to confirm and to begin the application process

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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.

Applications now open through August 31, 2018!

 
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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

   Jamie Lockwood    K-12 Education Partners Manager, Facebook Education

Jamie Lockwood 
K-12 Education Partners Manager, Facebook Education

   Bridget Terry Long    Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Bridget Terry Long 
Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

   Todd Penner    Portfolio Director, College Success, Dell Foundation

Todd Penner 
Portfolio Director, College Success, Dell Foundation

   Dan Porterfield    President, Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield 
President, Aspen Institute

   Barry Salzberg    former Global CEO Deloitte Touche

Barry Salzberg 
former Global CEO Deloitte Touche

   Jon Schnur    Chairman and CEO of America Achieves

Jon Schnur 
Chairman and CEO of America Achieves

   Carina Wong    Senior Advisor for Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carina Wong 
Senior Advisor for Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 
 

Evergreen Prize steering committee and co-founders

   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; Evergreen Prize Managing Director

Ben Castleman 
Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at University of Virginia; Evergreen Prize Managing Director

   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

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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.