Are you an Educator?
Each year, Real World Scholars provides classrooms with funding to try new ideas and create value with their work. With EdCorps, students run a real business from their classroom. Because the profits belong to the students, they can direct them back to their classroom or to a cause they care about. If you’d like to learn more about EdCorps, or you’re interested in building an EdCorp (no business experience needed!), drop us a line. We’d love to start brainstorming with you about how we can support your students!
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"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else."
- - Pablo Picasso
Real World Scholars Team
John Cahalin – Co-founder
Elyse Burden – Co-founder
Audrey Reimer – Program Manager
Michael Crawford – Director of Strategy & Partnerships
Adam Mathis – Relationship Manager
As a Relationship Manager, Adam supports EdCorp educators and helps share their stories with the world. A self-proclaimed travel junkie and former Peace Corps volunteer, he has explored over 30 countries. Adam loves hiking, craft beer, and relaxing with his wife and son.
Melanie Weisman – Relationship Manager
Melanie is at the cross-section of educational problem-solver and entrepreneurial coach. After launching her own business, she offers an entrepreneurial perspective to the business-building process. Catch her at the beach with her dog, or eating (& drinking) her way through San Diego!
Christen Dunn – Pittsburgh Coach
The EdCorps Community is made up of young creatives and life learners, community organizations and afterschool programs, incubators and industry mentors. People all over the country are coming together to create space and support for young people to explore their own ideas and make a difference in their communities–local and global. Learn more about some of the community partners that make this possible.