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Experiencing Chicago on the Fellow Stipend

Phillip Masters | Chicago Leadership Fellow | June 6, 2016 Living in a big city on a budget forces you to not only be smart about your money, but creative. And since unlike other education fellowships, you don’t have lessons to plan or papers to grade into the night, the…

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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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