MIT International Development Group Alum Elisabeth Stock, former Hugh Hampton Young Fellow and named one of Crain’s 40 Under Forty for professional success, received an award of $23 million to improve the home learning environment of families in New York City and Los Angeles. For some years, Stock has headed a small NGO in New York, which she founded, called Computers for Youth (CFY). In February 2010, the U.S. Department of Education asked CFY to submit a letter to the department about their ideas on family involvement in children’s education. CFY urged the Department to increase the percentage of Title I dollars set aside for family involvement, and the result was an award to CFY of $23 million. Read more to see Stock’s TEDxUSC talk titled “Can You Change a Child’s Education?”
CEO and Co-founder of Computers for Youth (CFY) Elisabeth Stock is using digital learning to make at-home education a reality for low-income students in hopes of narrowing the achievement gap. CFY launched myhomelearning.com, a resource that identifies hundreds of free online learning opportunities for teachers, parents, and students to structure their curriculum around and provides sixth-graders with computers to take home loaded with digital learning assets.