Digital education company EverFi is committing $100 million over three years to tackle systemic injustice and economic inequality with its online courses, the D.C.-based company said in an announcement.
The commitment includes new digital courses to provide professional development for teachers in these areas, as well as additional investment in research and development within the company, impact analysis of its coursework and better reporting capabilities for school districts, the company said in a press release.
“There is a missing layer in the education system today. The symphony of crises playing out across the world has cast a light on the lack of financial education, health care literacy, insurance literacy, emergency savings, and mental wellness instruction in America’s schools,” said Tom Davidson , founder and CEO of EverFi.
The company will add 12 new topic areas, including insurance literacy, financial capability, diversity, equity and inclusion, violence prevention and response. The effort will be financed by its corporate supporters, the company said . Each topic area provides an overview of the associated societal challenge and offers a five-year goal for EverFi to measure impact, reach, and societal change.
“Now is the time for the private sector to unite with solutions that yield important societal change. […]
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