Every year millions of low income students complete college and have to head out into the real world to find jobs. However, they often find there is a gap between their knowledge and that of their peers due to their economic position and a limited access to educational resources. To help bridge that gap Keith Mann the founder of Dynamics Search Partners hosted a fundraising event to help boost the mission of Uncommon Schools. The event was held at the New York Standard Hotel Beer Garden and raised more than $22,000 for Uncommon Schools.
Uncommon Schools focuses on helping low income students get to and through college. One of their focuses was to make sure that students had access to student testing for the upcoming school yaer. This year Uncommon Schools will open up a new Brooklyn charter high school and in the past has helped pay for AP and PSAT testing. Before the fundraiser was held Dynamics Search Partners already showed their dedication to the cause by donating $10,000 to help offset the costs of student testing. Keith Mann first started working with the Uncommon Schools via Dynamics Search Partners in 2013. Dynamics Search Partners goal was to help pave the way for students to learn practical skills and tactical skills that will help them when they enter college.
Keith Mann stated that he believes Uncommon Schools is a highly innovated program and is committed to allowing students to find academic excellence during high school that might not otherwise have access to great education. The solid base will help prepare them for success in the future as they enter college on par with their peers instead of in remedial learning classes. For more on Uncommon Schools and Keith Mann check out the original story at CBS News 8.