Students Present to Locals

The fifth and sixth-grade students of 907 Bobcats in Anchorage, Alaska know how to keep themselves busy creating products like greeting cards, floral arrangements, beeswax wraps, and kindness rocks. But their teacher, Linda Hulen, knows the importance of getting students outside the four walls of the classroom. Linda…

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New EdCorp Finds Meaningful Work

Jennifer Salzmann, a Learning Support educator at Phillips Elementary in Pittsburgh always wanted to start a student-run business but didn’t know where to start. At first, the idea of building a business seemed daunting. After doing research, Jennifer and her class started by creating a mission statement, investigating…

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5 Tips for EdCorps

Alison Smith, an educator at La Salle Springs Middle School in Wildwood, MO, inherited 3 EdCorps this year. Lucky for us, she was up to the challenge. Alison curated each student-run business according to to the students in her classroom and ended up with two very different businesses,…

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Best Practices of 2018

What a year! 2018 was full of new challenges, new ideas, and new EdCorps. We’ve been tossing the EdCorps Community best practices and tips and tricks all year to help guide you through the business building process. Just in case you missed some, see the list of our…

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Teacher Reflections: Holiday Market Success!

Queen Bee Holiday Market by Camie Dyess Amidst the holiday shopping hustle and bustle, students from Design39Campus in Poway, CA took advantage of a wonderful learning opportunity by participating in the popular handmade fair called Queen Bee Market at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Speak Nice Co. sprouted from…

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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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