SEO scholars / welcoming our largest class of nyc 9th graders ever!
Thanks to your support, we’ve met our goal of doubling the number of 9th grade NYC students we accepted into SEO Scholars this year! After 1,000+ student applications, 668 interviews and a week of intense deliberation, we officially have our largest class ever: the Class of 2018. They represent 93 high schools across all five boroughs.
We’re so proud to have 264 new Scholars who we’ll work to transform into college graduates over the next eight years. Read more about this exciting announcement here.
Thank you for helping us make this happen!
seo 12th annual awards dinner honoring bloomberg, rubenstein & garcia
Join us on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City as we celebrate SEO’s three programs and honor Michael R. Bloomberg, David M. Rubenstein, and Gilbert A. Garcia. Proceeds from the event will benefit SEO Scholars, our eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college. Click here for details and to purchase tickets!
SEO SCHOLARS SAN FRANCISCO / 1ST ANNUAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION
SEO Scholars San Francisco will celebrate its 1st Annual Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Together with SEO Scholars San Francisco’s Advisory Board and SEO Board Chairman Henry Kravis, we will recognize the achievements of our first graduating class of high school Scholars.
SEO 6th ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS CONFERENCE: mARCH 20, 2015
The Conference features the insights of prominent leaders from private equity, hedge funds, real estate, limited partners, fund of funds, emerging managers, and career placement firms. Click here for details and to register!
SEO Scholars / sign up for our e-newsletter!
This September, SEO Scholars launched a bi-monthly e-newsletter filled with great stories and photos about our hardworking Scholars. Sign up on our homepage or Facebook fan page to keep up-to-date!
SEO scholars / philanthropy news digest
Read William Goodloe’s commentary: Helping Low-Income Students Gain College Access and Success.
TOIGO groundbreakers summit, December 11, 2014
SEO is pleased to be a partner of the 4th annual Toigo GroundBreakers Summit, December 11, 2014 at the Time Warner Center in New York City. Hear from prominent groundbreakers in business, government and philanthropic ventures. With senior and aspiring women in the room, the focus is on open sharing of knowledge and know-how. Forge new connections, cross-generational knowledge and a deeper understanding of leadership and career management. Click here to register.
Henry Kravis calls SEo “NY’s BEst-kept secret” in barron’s
Chairman Henry Kravis calls SEO New York’s “best-kept secret” and shares our goal to double the number of participants in SEO Scholars to 250 this fall.
$2.4 Million raised at seo’s 11th annual awards dinner
Over 1,000 guests joined us at Cipriani Wall Street on April 30th, 2014 to celebrate SEO and welcome our new chairman Mr. Henry R. Kravis. Honorees General (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal, Walter K. Booker and Roger W. Ferguson were joined by dinner chair Doug McGregor.
seo career / coverage on fox news
SEO Career was featured on FOX News in a piece on African Americans on Wall Street. Board member and SEO Career alumnus Frank Baker was featured in the clip, as was SEO Career alumna Donna Sims Wilson. According to FOX, the segment received the highest ratings of the four-part series. It aired in February 2014 as part of Black History Month.
seo scholars / root cause’s highest rating 2014
SEO Scholars earned 47 out of 50 points in Program Performance and Organizational Health from independent analysts at Root Cause. Root Cause analyzed peer performance in the category of College Access and Success and stated that SEO Scholars has a distinctive program model, strong college-going culture, is the most data-driven organization and has a robust organizational infrastructure.
seo scholars / Columbia business school grant winner 2013
In a competition of 137 eligible non-profits in the Education sector, Columbia Business School students researched, evaluated and selected SEO Scholars as the top winner in the Education sector and the top winner across all five eligible categories.
seo scholars / 5 finalists for new york times scholarship
Last year, SEO Scholar Peggy Chen received a Times scholarship. This year, five Scholars are semifinalists for the prestigious New York Times College Scholarship. According to the Times, they were selected from several hundred applicants from across NYC, and have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and commitment to learning in the face of financial and other obstacles.
Henry Kravis Named Chairman of SEO
SEO Scholars / Featured on GivingLibrary.org
Watch William Goodloe, SEO’s president & CEO, discuss the successes of the SEO Scholars program, and why now is the perfect time to help us in our mission to get more low-income students to and through college.
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS newsletter
SEO Scholars / we raised over $10,000 on #givingtuesday 2013
Thank you for your support as we work to make college dreams a reality for our SEO Scholars. We are especially impressed by the effort our mentors made to raise over $4,000! #GivingTuesday, a national movement to celebrate giving and the organizations that impact lives, was certainly a success for SEO.
seo scholars /media coverage
SEO Scholars is getting the national attention it deserves. We’ve been featured on PBS American Graduate Day, NBC Latino, WABC and The New York Post, among others.
SEO’s 50th anniversary awards dinner raises $6.4 million
SEo Alternative Investments / Partnership with pantheon ventures highlighted on pe hub
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS newsletter
Seo SCHOLARS / we remember MENTOR DAVE BRUBECK
The late jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck was a mentor with SEO Scholars in the early years of the program. He worked for many years with our students, including one Scholar who was interested in becoming a concert pianist. Dave encouraged this Scholar throughout high school and then during his time at the Berkeley School of Music. We are so grateful for the time Mr. Brubeck spent inspiring our young students of color to reach for their dreams.
SEO is selected to the S&I 100 Index!
SEO has been named one of America’s top-performing nonprofits on a new giving platform: the Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100 Index. The Index features nonprofits that address the country’s most pressing issues in education, health, youth and poverty. Each of the 100 organizations has been rigorously screened for proof of impact and is only included if it has the ability to expand. This is the first-ever broad index of U.S. nonprofits that have evidence of results and the potential to grow.
We are proud to be selected based on the results of SEO Scholars. In 2012, 100% of our Scholars graduated and were admitted to college and 87.3% were admitted to colleges in the top three Barron’s selectivity categories (most, highly and very competitive). The average GPA of the SEO College Scholars is slightly higher than a B and 80.14% graduate in four years (95% graduate in six years). The U.S. six-year college graduation rate is 57%.
We are hoping to expand SEO Scholars so that more low-income public high school students can see their dream of college graduation come to fruition. Please help us share the good news with others who are looking to invest in a nonprofit with a proven impact.
To learn more, visit www.SI100.org.
Read the full press release.
seo career / new partnership with CCMP Capital
CCMP Capital has joined forces in a multi-year partnership with the SEO Alternative Investments Career Internship Program to offer challenging internships to high-achieving undergraduates of color. The program will provide SEO participants with access to unique summer analyst opportunities in the highly sought after private equity industry. CCMP and its portfolio companies will also benefit from access to SEO’s deep bench of over 7,000 talented alumni.