Beyond 12 Partners with Achieve Atlanta

 

With amazing partners like Achieve Atlanta, students from Atlanta Publilc Schools (APS) are sure to succeed in college and beyond. It is an honor to work with Achieve Atlanta to ensure our students translate their college acceptances in college degrees and meaningful employment.

Beyond 12 Joins the Fast Forward Tech Accelerator

Beyond 12 is honored to be in the Fast Forward 2017 cohort and grateful for all the support we are receiving this summer. Thank you for the blog feature and everything else, Fast Forward! https://www.ffwd.org/blog/beyond-12-college-graduates/

Hiring a Principal Architect

Beyond 12 is hiring and we need your help to spread the word! We are transitioning from outsourcing our product development to building an in-house product and engineering team, led by our amazing VP of Products, Christopher Co, and we are looking for a Principal Architect. This is a crucial role for us as this person will be responsible for envisioning and executing a technology strategy that capitalizes on our unique high-tech, high-touch approach. S/he will strengthen our core products as well as design and build a predictive and prescriptive analytics and machine learning platform. Our Principal Architect will also have the opportunity to hire and manage a growing engineering team. If you (or someone you know) are dreaming about effecting social change at scale by using your proven, hands-on technology skills and love for problem-solving, and want to do so as part of a fun, dynamic, and diverse mission-driven team, please let us know! For more information, see https://beyond-12.workable.com/.

An Inspiring Woman of South Carolina

Please join us in congratulating Beyond 12 board member, Barbara McAllister Whye, Deputy Director of the Diversity in Technology Fund at Intel, for being named “An Inspiring Woman of South Carolina.” The award was created to recognize remarkable women and celebrate their contributions to the state, region, nation and world. Since the program’s inception in 2011, 30 women have been recognized. Barbara joins an outstanding group of women, including Leeza Gibbons, Mignon Clyburn, Gloria Gaynor, and more. Read more.

B12 Board Member’s TED Talk

We are so pleased to share this INCREDIBLE TED talk from Beyond 12 board member, Shonda Rhimes. Shonda discusses the impact of her “year of yes”, a time when she decided to say “yes” to all of the things that scared her, made her nervous, or took her out of her comfort zone. In this TED talk, she discusses how one particular “yes” practically saved her. It’s a must watch. Read More.

Hiring a Chief Operating Officer

Beyond 12 is launching a search for a Chief Operating Officer. We are looking for a dynamic leader, gifted people manager, and experienced systems builder to play a critical role in helping us grow our impact. If you are dedicated, passionate, solution-oriented, and fun (yes, fun!), and understand that it is a privilege and honor to do this work, we’d love to hear from you!

Beyond 12 Makes the 2015 Nominet Trust 100

Beyond 12 is thrilled to be on the 2015 NT100 list, Nominet Trust’s annual celebration of the people and organizations using digital technology to change the world for the better. We are honored to be one of the 100 organizations on the list and humbled to be in the company of amazing organizations like Embrace, Hack the Hood, Task Rabbit, and so many others. See the full list here and read more about Beyond 12’s entry here.

Google Invests another $250K in Beyond 12

We are extremely excited to announce that Google will make another $250,000 investment in Beyond 12! As you may remember, Beyond 12 was a Google Bay Area Impact Challenge Award winner last year and used the $250,000 prize to design and build its MyCoach mobile app. Beyond 12 will use this new investment from Google to continue to work with human-centered design firm, IDEO, to iterate on the app and model as we receive feedback from students, coaches, K-12 and college administrators. We will refine our initial assumptions about the app and human coaching model, as well as begin the user research and design of our back-end analytics tool, the Alumni Tracker. Thank you, Google!

MyCoach App Launched

Beyond 12 is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile app called MyCoach. From helping students answer big picture questions like, “Why should I stick with this?” to questions about important deadlines like, “When should I renew my financial aid?” MyCoach helps students navigate college like a pro. Read more about the MyCoach app.

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