Being bold in a time of uncertainty

As society continues to battle an on-going pandemic and reckon with systemic racism in our communities, we at SEO have been revitalized by the support of our ever-growing SEO Family. This year, we were thrilled to accept the generous grant of a long-time SEO supporter, the Heckscher Foundation for Children.

In an announcement on Philanthropy News Digest’s PhilanTopic Blog, the Heckscher Foundation for Children stated they support “programs and partnerships that transform specific inflection points into paths toward success.” This year, the Foundation has “distilled that approach into a focus on three critical areas: early childhood literacy, college access and success, and… remote learning.”

This new grant will allow us to work more closely with fellow college access and success non-profit, The Opportunity Network. Through this partnership, SEO will focus on strengthening the path from college to career success. We’re thrilled to be able to continue to close the opportunity gap for our Scholars and their communities on an even larger scale, which is thanks to the support of foundations like the Heckscher Foundation for Children.