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We built it. They’re coming.

Antonio Gutierrez | Co-Founder May 26, 2016 “If you build it, they will come.” I think about this (paraphrased) line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams a lot these days.  Alan Safran and I founded SAGA Innovations in Alan’s kitchen just 19 months ago. It was just the two…

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Fellow Spotlight: Mark Cort

Written by: Ashlie Tyler | National Director of Recruitment May 2, 2016 Are you still unsure about taking a gap year? Hear from one of our current SAGA Tutoring Fellows about why taking a gap year was the best decision for him. A native New Yorker, Mark Cort knew that…

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The phone call that doubled our programs in Chicago

Antonio Gutierrez | Co-Founder April 21, 2016 I got a life-changing phone call a few weeks ago. Not necessarily life-changing for me, but potentially for 1600 students in Chicago. The caller was Liz Dozier from Chicago Beyond, a wonderful new non-profit dedicated to funding programs to help Chicago’s youth. Ms.…

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Would you believe it – a simple solution for improving math learning?

Antonio Gutierrez | Co-Founder April 14, 2016 In a policy paper published March 28, the Hamilton Project outlines a proposal for a solution to “improve math learning, narrow achievement and test-score gaps, and boost high school graduation rates for struggling students” – without needed any added government spending. The solution:…

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Brookings Institution Endorses SAGA-Style Tutoring

By Alan Safran (Co-Founder) and Barbara Algarin (Executive Director) March 29, 2016 On Monday, March 28, Barbara Algarin and I sat in a beautiful conference room at the Brookings Institution in northwest Washington, DC., with about 150 people filling the room and an overflow room holding even more. Robert Rubin,…

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