HGN: Memphis nonprofit chosen as finalist for Forbes competition
Campaign for School Equity (CSE) – a local non-profit education advocacy organization – has been selected as a finalist for the Forbes [Magazine] Under 30 Summit Change the World Competition. The competition was open to social entrepreneurs from around the country who are under the age of thirty and leading initiatives to improve education outcomes across.
Mendell Grinter (age 25), Founder and Executive Director of CSE, is one of the finalists selected by Forbes. He along with members of his organization’s team will travel to Boston, MA on October 18th to compete on stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit for the grand prize of $1 million ($500,000 in cash and media grants from the Schusterman Foundation and Forbes). For being a finalist, CSE will receive a cash grant award of $25,000 from the Schusterman Foundation whether or not the organization wins the grand prize.
The mission of Campaign for School Equity is to ensure that all children, especially those of color, and families in Tennessee have access to high quality education choices and school options by uniting communities of clergy, parents and students to raise their voices to create effective legislative change. The organization launched in Memphis in July of 2016.