LitLab Announces Participation in the Second Cohort of the 2019 Visible Connect Accelerator Program!
LitLab is one of six nonprofits awarded a $15,000 financial grant, Visible technology, and mentorship to support efforts to create connected and interactive early learning environments using mobile technology.
Oakland, August 12, 2019 ---LitLab, a nonprofit that encourages early childhood learning, announced today participation in the 2019 Visible Connect Accelerator Program, which supports nonprofit organizations changing their communities using mobile technology. Visible Connect is hosted by Visible, the all-digital phone service backed by Verizon, in continued partnership with Uncharted, a social impact accelerator.
As part of the 9-month program, LitLab will receive a $15,000 financial grant, free mobile devices with one year of Visible service, and executive mentorship with experts that have extensive business experience. Additionally, LitLab will receive introductions to a funders investing in early-stage social innovation.
This year’s cohort is comprised of nonprofits tackling critical social issues, including education equality, mental health care for members of the military and veterans, social justice, and more. The selected organizations include:
Empower Work is building a future where every person is supported, valued, and empowered at work. They provide immediate, confidential support - emotional and tactical - for tough work situations via SMS.
Good Call protects the rights of marginalized communities by providing immediate access to legal support in case of arrest.
LitLab accelerates underserved children's learning to narrow the opportunity gap. Their products revolutionize the way ELL families ensure their children’s academic and lifelong success.
The Objective Zero Foundation combats suicide within the military community by enhancing access to wellness resources and peer support.
UPchieve is a free, online platform that connects low-income students with live tutors any time they need it.
WeThrive equips underestimated youth to own their future by helping teachers increase classroom engagement, real-world learning and future-readiness by creating student-run companies, earning real revenues.
"We are beyond excited to be part of this accelerator," said Laura Reed, the CEO of LItLab. "It comes at a perfect time for us and where we hope to be a year from now. Visible Connect will help us build a runway to grow faster and serve more families that need our programs more than ever before".
“Visible congratulates and welcomes each nonprofit accepted to the second cohort of Visible Connect,” said Miguel Quiroga, CEO of Visible. “We applaud their innovative use of mobile technology and look forward to supporting these organizations as they make a lasting positive impact in their communities.”
More information can be found at www.visible.com/connect.
LitLab is a nonprofit with a vision of supporting early learning and family engagement through provision of literacy resources and the use of digital tools and mobile technology. LitLab activates literacy skill development in children and families in under-resourced communities to counter existing trends, supporting all early learners in achieving academic success. With early vocabulary development a leading indicator of foundational literacy skill growth, the LitLab mission is to create connected and interactive learning environments by deploying books, digital content, and blended learning solutions for children, their caregivers, and educators, in the child’s home language.
Backed by Verizon, Visible is the first all-digital wireless carrier in the US, offering unlimited text, talk, data, and hotspot, with speeds up to 5 Mbps, all running on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. Visible is fundamentally changing the way consumers get, pay for, and manage their phone service. For more information, go to www.visible.com or search for it in the App Store or the Play Store.
Uncharted is a social impact accelerator that builds coordinated movements of people to tackle problems from all angles. They partner with corporations, foundations, and governments to launch initiatives that connect those working on the same problem and help them go to scale. To date, Uncharted has helped social entrepreneurs raise $252 million, create impact in 96 countries, and benefit 37 million lives.