EverFi Partners with Teach For America to Extend Financial Literacy Education
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology company for critical skills, today announced a partnership with Teach For America that will provide financial education training and resources to corps members throughout their careers.
Through the partnership over 10,000 first and second-year Teach For America corps members will be able to leverage EverFi@Work, the adult financial education program that uses interactive technologies to teach, assess and certify individuals. The platform includes sophisticated new media presentation of key financial literacy concepts along with a highly customized gaming simulation that provides an adaptive learning experience for each learner.
“Like all teachers, Teach For America corps members dedicate their energy to helping their students succeed,” said Matthew Kramer, President of Teach for America. “EverFi@Work will be a useful resource in helping them easily navigate personal financial preparedness so they can focus their attention on expanding educational opportunity for children growing up in poverty.”
In addition to being used by current corps members, who are distributed across thirty-six states and the District of Columbia, another 28,000 Teach For America alumni will be able to leverage EverFi@Work to hone their knowledge of savings and investments, mortgages, credit scores, insurance, retirement planning and more.
“Teach For America is an organization that I have a tremendous amount of respect for and we’re thrilled to be helping drive financial literacy awareness and education in concert with them,” said EverFi founder and CEO Tom Davidson. “Since our start as a company we’ve recruited numerous Teach For America corps graduates to join our mission. They’re exactly the kind of seasoned educators and leaders that share our vision and continue to drive the growth and impact of our organization.”
Through its national network of schools across fifty states, EverFi has certified over 4.5 million students across its technology learning platforms that include Financial and Digital Literacy, Student Loan Management, Cyberbullying, Alcohol Abuse, and Sexual Assault Awareness. EverFi serves a wide range of schools, including many in the low-income communities where Teach For America focuses its efforts.
About EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. EverFi’s education learning platforms include Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Cyberbullying, Alcohol Abuse, and Sexual Assault Awareness. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Tomorrow Ventures (the investment arm of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt). Learn more at www.everfi.com
About Teach For America:
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today more than 10,000 corps members are teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni are working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
SOURCE EverFi, Inc.