Blog and Updates

Exclusive with Executive Director Ian Cohen

Summer Fellow Lindsey Foster sat down with Co-Founder and Executive Director Ian Cohen, move over Katie Couric!

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Get to Know Program Coordinator Khayree Womack

The newest member of the NGM/W team, Khayree Womack sat down with 2017 Summer Intern Leah Shine to discuss his hopes, dreams, and Game of Thrones

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Meet the Former Teachers Taking On Atlanta’s Achievement Gap

In 2012, United States students ranked 27th in mathematics, 17th in reading, and 20th in science.This is despite spending $115,000 per student. To put that into perspective, the Slovak Republic spends $53,000 per student and performs at the same level as the U.S. Indeed, the self-proclaimed greatest nation in the world may not be the smartest. Now, you’re probably thinking, “That’s a lot of money for such mediocre results.” And you’re right. The United States is near the top in per student expenditures, which begs the question: What are we doing wrong?

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Working Together Must Work: Why Collaboration is Key to Nonprofit Success

Executive Director Ian Cohen recently crafted this piece as part of the NOW blog for the Geogira Center for Nonprofits…

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A Student Serving Students: My Experience this Summer with Next Generation Men

Last fall, when I was a junior at Emory University, I ran into Ben Sperling, one of my old friends from my a cappella group, at a nonprofit networking event that Emory was hosting. He started telling me about this new organization he co-founded called Next Generation Men. Once he started telling me about what NGM does, I grew more and more intrigued. To be completely honest, I didn’t know that organizations like NGM even existed.

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Why Educational Change Requires Addressing The “Quiet Middle”

I remember high school. Growing up in an upper-middle class family with three older siblings and two parents who all went to college, I learned that to be successful, it takes more than just “getting an education.” You need to excel throughout the process. Combine this with my comfortable surroundings and I quickly associated academic and professional success with a high standard of living later in life.

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