Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Winner


April 2014 


NPR's "All Things Considered" Highlights Diplomas Now At Miami Carol City Senior High


NPR's "All Things Considered" featured Diplomas Now at Miami Carol City Senior High. The national news story discusses how the Diplomas Now team and teachers use data on attendance, behavior and course performance to get students back on track to graduation. One sophomore, Mack Godbee, said he "would have ended up dead" without Diplomas Now. He had been involved in a gang, skipped classes and didn't study. Instead, thanks to Diplomas Now mentors, his life is very different, and Godbee says: "I want to be a different person. I want to be that kid that makes straight A's and B's on his report card. Be in school every day on time. Be on that honor roll list. Go on field trips."     


Listen to the story here.



Diplomas Now is a proven approach that helps the toughest middle and high schools in America's largest cities ensure that students graduate ready for college or career. It is the first fully integrated approach that improves a school's curriculum and instruction while it provides the right students with the right support at the right time.


Diplomas Now partners with 40 schools in 14 cities, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. In 2010, Diplomas Now won a prestigious federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, enabling it to expand and to participate in a rigorous, independent evaluation. Our founding investor is the PepsiCo Foundation.  







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