Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T) just won PitchNOLA’s grand prize of $5,000 for their initiative to close the achievement gap for at-risk students by inspiring and incentivizing men of color to choose education as a career, starting in New Orleans.
PitchNOLA: Community Solutions took place in front of a packed house in Tulane’s Freeman Auditorium on January 28, 2015. Co-hosted by Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation and Tulane University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching and A.B. Freeman School of Business and sponsored by the Lang Family Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the competition highlighted the power of community members to launch viable, entrepreneurial solutions to the challenges they face in their backyard. Read more at Southern/alpha.