1. Reach Out
ICT / 2016 - 2019
The Achievement Gap is the root of many of modern society’s evils, and I think solving this problem will automatically help solve many others including: polarization, multitudes of technical challenges, economic inequality, racism, declining productivity, family instability, many medical challenges, and many many more. Its profound benefit to society lies within the empowerment of each memeber of a society, enabling work on difficult problems, ensuring financial stability and autonomy, and allowing ample thought on individual purpose. This is why the Achievement Gap is the most important problem that we have to solve. After all, what problem can’t we solve with a more democratic, autonomous and educated population?
So I created a free tutoring service (usually cost prohibitive) for students in low-income communities. I called it Reach Out, and I built out a service organization and systemized operations to grow to more than five districts across two states. Twice or more a week, our team of eventually 100+ tutors in Kansas and Nevada tutor over 200+ struggling students in underperforming, underfunded, and low-income schools and communities.
All chapters were student-led and founded. Logistics were handled locally by chapter heads and a flat management structure.
More info at reachouttutoring.com.
If you’re also passionate about solving this problem, reach out to me or check out Teach For America.