Charters Who Want to Be High Tech, Want DNS

In 2006, Dynamic Network Solutions performed tech consulting work for a charter school. Things would never be the same for DNS – or for many American charter schools. Today, servicing the tech needs of more than 150 charter schools around the nation has become a big part of DNS’ business, and the company approaches this […]

MCN Built a Thriving Business Around Charter Schools

Three immigrants from Lebanon Bassem Boustany, Rudy Seikaly and Joseph Khoury formed a construction company in 2007 and though things were slow at first, they had faith in their business. They also knew they wanted it to be more than just a business. “We asked ourselves: What are we doing here?” Lisa Anders, the vice […]

A Behind-the-Scenes look at the IMPACT Grant Selection Process

It’s easy to apply for one of the 12 grants awarded to charter schools at Building Hope’s annual IMPACT Summit and Awards program. It’s not so easy to decide which entries should receive some part of the $175,000 in grant money that is distributed to the 12 charter school finalists during the IMPACT Summit and […]

Miami Dade College Offers Charters a Chance to Connect and Collaborate

When Miami Dade College North Campus President Fermin Vazquez thinks about how his school can best follow its mission, he sees the need to speed up. That translates to an ever-moving process of finding uber-smart, digitally savvy middle schoolers, enrolling them at one of two Miami Dade College-affiliated charter schools, and putting them on a […]

Education is Purple

As the Chief Marketing Officer, I’m tasked with creating shiny pitch lines like, “We build communities. We build schools. We build hope,” but what makes it so meaningful is that it is 100% true. I was a client before I signed on for the big show, and I would tell everyone within earshot that Building […]