Funding and management assistance from NewSchools Venture Fund will fuel efforts to create exceptional early learning tools for PreK-2nd grade.
Chicago, ILNovember 9, 2017
Mawi Learning is proud to announce its selection as a member of the Fall 2017 Ignite cohort at NewSchools Venture Fund.
Mawi Learning is one of 15 ed tech companies awarded funding through the NewSchools Ignite Early Learning Challenge. Each cohort member is committed to create or expand an innovative ed tech product to help millions of students across the country in PreK-2nd grade. In addition to the funding, NewSchools will provide management assistance and create a community of practice for the cohort members.
Mawi Learning unlocks the potential of students and staff through social and emotional learning and skills that can be used throughout life. “After many years of supporting the social and emotional skills of middle and high school students and English Learners, Mawi Learning knows how critical these skills are for students to succeed,” said founder and CEO of Mawi Learning, Mawi Asgedom. “We are honored to partner with NewSchools and look forward to impacting younger students together.”
“NewSchools Ignite is rooted in research, and we always start by talking to people in the field who are doing this work,” said Tonika Cheek Clayton, managing partner, NewSchools Venture Fund. “We heard from both educators and ed tech developers about the lack of high-quality tools to support academic and social development for young students. They also emphasized the importance of limiting the hours spent on devices and promoting interaction with parents and teachers. Given the importance of these early years, NewSchools Ignite is thrilled to invest in Mawi Learning to develop engaging tools to reimagine early learning.”
NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that finds, funds and supports promising and innovative education entrepreneurs, teams of educators and education leaders. We help them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine K–12 education.