Lumina Foundation is interested in discovering innovative solutions, or a set of solutions, available to students that will better support their pathways to college. In an age when technology touches just about every aspect of our society and is transforming how we communicate, work, socialize, and learn, this program asks the college access community to consider how technology-infused models may better enable effective practices, programs, and services to dramatically increase their positive impact on student outcomes.
Planning grants awarded
- College Forward (Texas)—$200,000 for market research and game design for a prototype that engages students on financial aid and financial literacy topics;
- Educational Policy Improvement Center (Oregon)—$200,000 to build and test customizable transition management systems for open enrollment institutions;
- EduGuide (Michigan) – $155,000 to pilot an enhanced information/mentoring platform with new partners;
- iMentor (New York) – $200,000 to support research and development for a third generation student mentoring platform with new analytic tools and more powerful data capacity;
- San Francisco Education Fund (California) – $150,900 to integrate public and private data and overcome privacy and confidentiality barriers for a new San Francisco student tracking and guidance system;
- Southern Regional Education Board (Georgia) – $200,000 for recommendations to states for quick to market mobile apps on college access.
Education technology resource
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Request for proposals
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