IDG Alum Elisabeth Stock’s NGO Awarded $23 Million to Improve Home Learning Environments


June 15, 2010

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.

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