MathCorps Announced as Winner of 2022
Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact
The F. M. Kirby Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business are pleased to announce that MathCorps has been selected as the winner of the 2021-2022 Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact.
MathCorps was launched in 2008 by an AmeriCorps-partner organization named Serve Minnesota. Now working in four states, the program aims to quickly expand its high-quality tutoring to another twelve states in the next three years, in service of students in grades 4-8 in need of remediation for math. As CASE reports, “With a robust evidence base, proven impact, and a scaling strategy that leverages the power of federal AmeriCorps funding, scaling MathCorps is part of the national solution to longstanding inequities in education, as well as the immediate challenges presented by interrupted instruction.”
The prize, consisting of $100,000 in unrestricted funds, is designed to help amplify and accelerate an enterprise’s impact on social or environmental problems around the world. In 2021, five finalists were chosen from a pool of 130 applicants. The five finalists include both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises working across India, Africa, and the U.S., focusing on impact areas such as economic growth, poverty, education, health and wellbeing, housing, and reduced inequalities.