Education

In community economic development, Propeller’s Impact Accelerator focuses on supporting entrepreneurs working to infuse  social-emotional learning, increase family and community engagement, and enact  equitable, culturally relevant practices, policies, and approaches to classrooms, schools, and education systems across New Orleans.

Propeller will prioritize applicants who apply by the early deadline of June 16.

Early Deadline: June 16
Final Deadline: June 30
Program Dates: August 6 - December 6

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Key Dates

Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, June 11, 12:00-12:30pm, virtual | RSVP
Applicant Happy Hour: Friday, June 14, 5:30-7:30pm, The Revolution | RSVP
Applicant Webinar: Thursday, June 20, 5:30-6:00pm, virtual | RSVP
Applicant Q&A: Thursday, June 27, 5:30-7:30pm, Propeller Incubator | RSVP

Program Eligibility

  • For-profit or nonprofit with earned revenue
  • Startup or growth stage
  • Bringing equitable, culturally relevant approaches to the classrooms, schools, and education systems in New Orleans

Success Story

TrainingGrounds

Training Grounds

When Melanie and Christine joined Propeller's Accelerator, Training Grounds was an idea to help youth enter kindergarten ready to learn.

During the program, they focused on developing their business acumen and access to funders. Today, their fully operational We Play Center is a free space for caregivers to learn and play with children birth to three. In 2018, they served 350 families and trained 930 early educators.

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