Documented community impact: This can include: testimonials from participants, pre and post test or survey results, a needs assessment, attendance records, curriculum maps, or outcome tracking. If you have questions about what qualifies, please email us at [email protected].
Financial well-being: Financial well-being describes a condition wherein a person can fully meet current and ongoing financial obligations, feels secure in their financial future, and is able to make choices that allow them to enjoy life. It’s determined by the extent to which people feel that they:
- Have control over day-to-day and month-to-month finances
- Have the capacity to absorb a financial shock
- Are on track to meet their financial goals
- Have the financial freedom to make the choices that allow them to enjoy life
Financial Capability: Financial capability is the capacity, based on knowledge, skills, and access, to manage financial resources effectively.
Community Organization: Community organization or community-based organization refers to organizations aimed at making desired improvements to a community's social health, well-being, and overall functioning. Organizations could be nonprofits, advocacy networks, professional development groups, government agencies, and more.
Individual Classrooms: One or more teachers or classrooms in a single school completing shared learning or instruction.
Innovation can appear as a new teaching technique, instructional tool, learning process, or institutional structure that, when implemented, produces a significant change in teaching, resulting in better student learning. Innovations in education are intended to raise productivity and efficiency of learning and/or improve learning quality. Read more about the definition for innovation we use here.