There is no doubt that each and every child deserves to have a quality education. With low-income communities struggling and public schools in these areas performing below standards, many families are struggling to get their children a better education. In these trying times, one non-profit group is making strides in providing quality education to children in low-income areas.
Established in 2007, Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of public charter schools. With schools located in various states including California, Milwaukee and Tennessee, Rocketship Education is helping underprivileged children get the education they deserve. Less than one in ten students who live in poverty will go on to college and Rocketship is fighting to change that statistic. With top-notch educators, Rocketship schools use innovative and personalized learning techniques to help every student reach their highest academic potential. Rocketship schools also stay engaged with student’s parents by creating meaningful relationships through community events and volunteer opportunities.
Many studies have shown that children living in low-income communities experience more toxic stress that children in upper or middle-class communities. Rocketship schools are trying to diminish the stress these children experience by presenting them with social-emotional learning curriculum. Social-emotional learning is done by giving students assignments that require them to show empathy, establish relationships and recognize their own emotions. Older students detail their social-emotional learning in journals by recording their feelings, behaviors and progress. This concept of social-emotional learning is producing students who show immense gratitude and are more in tune with their emotions.
Fabletics has managed to become a household name in an industry where Amazon controls about 20% of the fashion market. Not only do they offer great active wear that is affordable, but their subscription service is personalized to give their customers the VIP treatment for a low monthly price.
Fabletics didn’t start up the usual way but they took their time and avoided the pop up route entirely and instead got to know their customer base before expanding. That has proven to be smart move for them and they have 30-50% of their customers that walk in their retail stores that ere already members and another 25% become members.
Fabletics has become known for their trendy active wear and for the affordable price for its subscription service. Fabletics has grown to become a $250 million dollar company in only three short years and Tahy continue to grow each year by at least 35%.
Fabletics has had its fair share of challenges but has managed to come out n top. They are only growing in popularity and Tahy utilize all the data that they collect in order to keep their apparel appealing and trendy to their customers. When a new ember signs up to become a part of the VIP club, they are strongly encouraged to fill out a “Lifestyle Quiz” in order to get the best and most personalized service that they can. It also helps Fabletics to know exactly what the customer is after and can adjust their apparel stock accordingly.
Kate Hudson, founder of Fabletics, watches her sales every week and what is selling and just as importantly, what is not so she knows what to put on her shelves and on her website. She strongly believes in the great importance of marketing and believes tat the trick to good advertising is to keep it creative. She recently shot a shot commercial from her iPhone.
Fabletics has a huge following on Twitter and Hudson has recently expanded her clothing sizes to include sizes from XXS top 3X. She really wants to encourage people from all walks of life to be more active and to feel good about themselves and their bodies. She feels that if you have a cute outfit to get excited about then it can be very motivating to get up and get going. Hudson gets a lot of her inspiration form her mom, Goldie Hawn.
There are a lot of people in the world who are looking towards the future and want to help make important changes in the world. However, in many parts of the world there are no funds available to make any of the necessary changes. Some positive changes are beginning to take place and this is a cause for excitement and hope in the areas that are in need of help the most.
Andrew Rolfe is part of the Ubuntu Fund, and this is a group that is trying to provide help to the communities in the world that need assistance the most. In many areas across the globe, this particular group of individuals has already made a positive difference in the lives of the people. Over time, Andrew Rolfe has proven he has the desire to help other people improve their current circumstances and their futures. Simply stated, he makes a positive difference in the world.
Andrew Rolfe has a reputation spreading around the world for building a career with the purpose of helping people. There are so many individuals who look up to him and respect his life’s work. He is trying to ensure that other people will continue his work by following the same path he has chosen. The key is the building of wealth in order to help others. Andrew Rolfe wants positive differences made in the world and the beginning is getting involved with the Ubuntu Fund.
The people involved with the Ubuntu Fund are most interested in long term projects. They want to add value to people’s lives that will last and make a highly positive impact. An impact strong enough to serve the test of time. Investment funds and charities use financial plans to achieve their goals for the future. Struggles in this area are common but without financial help available to the people who need it the most it becomes an impossibility.
Clay Siegall has been a revered individual in the cancer treatment field since the establishment of Seattle Genetics. He has been working with leading researcher at the company to come up with targeted therapies and drugs for cancer treatment. Seattle Genetics was established as a small biotechnology firm and has been growing into a top player in cancer research over the years. Siegall has been striving to develop customized treatments that can be used in curing individual cancer patients.
Dr. Siegall started considering the development of alternative cancer treatments after noticing the adverse effect of the chemotherapy on a family member who had cancer. He completed his undergraduate degree in from the University of Maryland. The operations of Seattle Genetics are currently funded by selling its FDA-approved drugs both locally and internationally. The company has also been raising funds through private and public offerings, and its IPO was in 2001. Investors played a great role in getting the company off the ground.
Clay is a professional geneticist who came to the limelight after the founding of Seattle Genetics. He was admitted at the George Washington University where he got his Ph.D. in Genetics. As from 1988 to 1991, Siegall worked as a research of the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute, which are government owned organization. He was then offered a position to serve Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute and stayed at the company until 1997.
By 1998, Dr. Clay Siegall had acquired sufficient experience in the industry, and he decided to establish Seattle Genetics. He is the CEO of the firm and has been leading it in developing excellent ADCs that can act as an alternative to chemotherapy. Clay is also the chairman of Seattle Genetic’s board of directors. He has assisted the firm in generating over $675 million by using the private and public funding programs. In 2011, the company managed to secure its first FDA approval to sell ADCETRIS, which is a form of ADC. Seattle Genetic has managed to develop more than 20 ADCs that are sold in different parts of the globe. The firm has currently partnered with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Bayer, and Genentech.