Clients

 
 

MBK Scholars

Challenge

The gap in post-secondary enrollment between talented young men of color who are low-income in Greater Austin and the comparison population (non-low income white females) is 30%, twice the gap experienced in high school graduation (E3 Alliance).

MAYA Support

Partnering with the Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin Community College, and E3 Alliance to design and implement the community’s first intentional strategy to improve the direct-to-college enrollment rates of 9,000 young men of color in Austin-area high schools

Outcome

Raised $250K to launch the strategy to serve a cohort of seven diverse schools in four districts with plans to scale success to the 45,000 students at other high schools in the region

Pre-K Innovation Fellowship

Challenge

Only 41% of children are ready for Kindergarten (E3 Alliance)

MAYA Support

Securing funding and supporting partnerships between public school districts and high-quality early childhood programs with a record of preparing students to be kindergarten ready

Outcome

Creating 8 new partnerships between school districts and early childhood organizations across Texas to improve Kindergarten readiness

(Roscoe) Collegiate Edu-Nation

Challenge

Only 20 percent of Texas 8th-grade students in 2006 graduated from college or earned a workforce certificate by 2017 

MAYA Support

Designing a strategy to scale Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District where 90% of the high school graduating class has already earned their associates degree and 97% are college and career ready

Outcome

Launching Collegiate Edu-Nation, which will work directly with districts across Texas to adopt each core component of the Roscoe model, including 1) supporting principals and teachers for effective implementation of AVID, student research, and other core instructional elements; 2) college and university partnerships to ensure degree and workforce certificate attainment; and 3) local and national industry partnerships to provide internships and apprenticeships