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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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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Arrowhead Music: An Entrepreneurial Journey

Kristi Ochs imagined that her music students could create a holiday CD featuring their angelic voices. Then opportunity arrived when she became an EdCorp founder. She purchased equipment and technology to support her vision, but she had never done anything like this before. With the help of a…

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Founder of the Month: Kim Kriedeman of VIDA Dreamers!

Here at Real World Scholars, we know that rich classroom experiences are created by rockstar educators willing to hand over the reins to students and get out of the way. In fact, the EdCorps Community is made up of educators who do just that! That’s why we’ll be…

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An Entrepreneurial Journey: Corky Kidz

The students and I began our entrepreneurial journey by brainstorming and discussing possible ideas for our business.
We researched our ideas to decide on what we wanted to make and sell in our business.

We were off on a new adventure together.
Once we chose our business, we thought about what materials we were going to need.
We quickly realized we needed lots of wine corks…LOTS of wine corks!

We created a letter asking local businesses, family members, and members of our community for dona

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