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WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON
Connecting students with space careers
U.S. Department of Education just launched the Your Place in Space Challenge.
Reimagining career navigation
The U.S. Department of Education announced five finalists in the $1 million Future Finder Challenge to build digital tools that better support adult learners.
Reducing Veteran suicides
Mission Daybreak, the grand challenge from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, awarded $11.5 million to Phase 2 winners.
Increasing access to career and technical education
The U.S. Department of Education's new annual challenge series prepares high school students for rewarding careers.
Accelerating the development of Lyme disease diagnostics
The LymeX Diagnostics Prize launched its Phase 2 accelerator.
Advancing interventions to improve math achievement
The Institute of Education Sciences announced finalists in the IES Learning Acceleration Challenges: Math Prize.
Expanding effective education models
Luminary Labs will design and produce Middle Grades CTE Accelerator on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.
Designing technical assistance that supports innovation and innovators
How the Rural Tech Project has created time and space for convening, collaboration, and connection.
Advancing bioelectronic medicine
The Neuromod Prize is bridging the gap between early-stage research and clinical use, bringing innovative neuromodulation therapies to patients.
Designing a national challenge to inspire transformational STEM learning experiences
How CTE Mission: CubeSat brought space missions to high schools
Incubating a national cybersecurity teacher professional development initiative
How CTE CyberNet strengthened cybersecurity education in high schools
News, analysis, and timely truth-telling.
Health 2025: Investing in people, technology, and real systemic change
Insights and analysis from a survey of 101 health executives.
Advancing America’s bioeconomy
Finding new opportunities at the intersection of science, infrastructure, and workforce.
Calibrating our shared compass
We had revisited our values before, but this time felt different.
We serve as thought partners to leaders tasked with going beyond business as usual. When it’s time to execute, we help make it real.
- Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth
- Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
- Grand Victoria Foundation
- Heritage Provider Network
- Humanity United
- Joyce Foundation
- Planned Parenthood
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Schmidt Futures
- Siegel Family Endowment
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- National Institutes of Health
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration