EdCorps Sell Alongside Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs at Handmade Arcade

Alongside more than 200 artisan craft makers, several EdCorps had the opportunity to show off their student-run businesses at the annual Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. For fourteen years, Handmade Arcade has been providing opportunities for artisans to connect with the community through making, sharing,…

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Applying for the Job

The job search – we’ve all been through it. As adults, communicating your strengths, finding the right role, and dealing with rejection is no joke. So what happens when 4th graders are applying for roles within their student-run business? Paula Macy is the founder of two EdCorps in…

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Finding your Cause through Community Connections

Running a business is hard. Running a business with 4-year-olds is a whole different ball game. Alexandria Cunningham, a teacher at University Charter School, did not shy away from the opportunity to get her class of little ones engaged, empowered, and experimenting in a different way.   Alexandria…

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Proud to be Kids Who Can Help Other Kids.

By Sherrie Silvio As I began the second year building Heroes with Heart with my students, this was a snippet of the conversation I had with my class. Me: “Why did you want to continue and grow the business this year?” The students: “We think this is fun…

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Community Connections: A Different Kind of Pizza Party

FH Grows, a student-run business that sells produce grown in the school garden, is one of three EdCorps that make up the Fair Haven Innovates program at Fair Haven Public School. For the seventh grade class (and teacher, Chris Aviles), gardening is a new adventure, but the class…

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Teacher Reflections: Confidence through Prototyping

Each year, we welcome new educators to the EdCorps Community. What really gets us excited is when we hear stories from the classroom that embody student ownership, passion, and learning. So when new founder,  Eric Robb, from St. Louis told us about the contagious excitement in his middle…

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