Founded in 2000, EduGuide is an award-winning nonprofit. We specialize in research and tools that thousands of schools, colleges and organizations have used to guide more than one million people to take measurable steps to success. EduGuide’s work has stretched from cradle through career. We focus on learning from bright spots: how some students reach their goals even when faced with imposing obstacles. And we apply what we learn to empower collaborations that support holistic student success.
EduGuide’s program grew out of two national studies. EduGuide won a national research grant competition for a first-of-its-kind study on using technology to engage first generation students, their parents and educators. EduGuide then collaborated with NCAN, NCCEP, COE, MENTOR and other national networks to study mentoring strategies in college access and success, recommending strategies to improve effectiveness for all students.
In the Lumina Foundation’s Next Generation Student Supports National Challenge, EduGuide’s program model was selected for a seed grant. Next, the Kellogg Foundation funded a pilot of EduGuide’s program. Then the Raikes Foundation provided additional funds to grow EduGuide’s program and to partner with researchers at Stanford and the University of Chicago to continually improve EduGuide’s effectiveness in helping educators narrow equity achievement gaps. Various regional funders have also supported EduGuide’s partnerships with local schools and colleges who contribute towards their share of program costs. EduGuide’s work has been recognized for distinguished achievement by the Education Publishers Association, the School Public Relations Association and a televised dialogue with the U.S. Secretary of Education during a previous administration.