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How to Make Mental Wellness a Priority for Students: National Mental Health Month

Contributed by Aleksandra Grabowski The time is now to address mental health in schools. The statistics of the past decade have indicated that there’s a veritable crisis for students at every grade level. A report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that as many as 1 in 5 children in the nation suffer from a mental disorder. With school being a major stressor in many students’ lives, it only makes sense […]

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How To Teach Black History Beyond February

Contributed by Maya Corrin As we begin the month of March, many people are ready to forget the cold, dark days of February. However, one integral part of February should not be forgotten — black history. While February formally commemorates this essential history, black history should be, and easily can be, acknowledged and incorporated into school curriculum all year round. The History of Black History Month Carter G. Woodson, a black public school teacher, began […]

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How Celebrities are Making a Difference, One Educational Program at a Time

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Whether it’s on stage, the field or the screen, celebrities have a way of making us believe in the “magic” they bring into the world. They have the power to bring communities together and inspire passion among populations. U.S. celebrities have made a name for themselves not only through their respective talents but also in the education sector. There have been many that have helped make a difference in the lives […]

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Thanksgiving 2017: The EFP Team Thanks Their Teachers

For students still in school, it’s easy to take a moment during Thanksgiving week to let a teacher know how much they appreciate what he or she does. For us adults, it’s a little more difficult. Our teachers no longer make up a large majority of our day-to-day life, and we no longer think about our time in school anymore. And yet, in many unnoticed ways, the things our teachers instilled in us still remain […]

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8 Years a B Corp: Looking Back at EFP’s Path to Now

After a rigorous recertification process, Education Funding Partners (EFP) is beyond thrilled to announce it will continue to be a proud B Corporation for at least the next two years, putting us at eight years in total as a certified B Corp. We are incredibly thankful to have received this distinction once again, and will use it as just another big motivator to continue to do well by doing good. The B Corp certification process […]

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EFP Honored by B Corp for the Fifth Straight Year

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For 2017 As Best for Customers for Creating Most Positive Impact for Customers and Best for Workers for Creating Most Positive Impact for Employees. Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment September 12, 2017: CHICAGO, IL Today, Education Funding Partners (EFP) was recognized as being among the companies creating the most positive overall impact on its customers and for its employees based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured […]

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EFP Honored to be ‘Best of the Best’ among B Corps for Community Impact

EFP: Honored by B Lab on Best for Communities List By Mickey Freeman, EFP President & CEO It takes a village to build a business, and we believe it’s just good business to serve our community in turn! EFP is proud to join our fellow B Corps in working to create a better life for those around us, whether they be our customers, our suppliers, or our neighbors. And today we are very honored to […]

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