“At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment.” (Sebastian Thrun)
Keith Mann has worked in the executive-level talent search industry for over 15 years. He understands what employers are looking for and what young people will need to succeed in any industry. Because he’s always worked with top-level hedge funds and financial institutions, his keen understanding for business has positioned him as an expert when it comes to executive level employment.
It’s no wonder that his firm, Dynamic Search Partners held a gala fundraising event to raise money for Uncommon Charter Schools.
Uncommon Schools is a network of 42 schools throughout New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. The head office is in New York City and regional teams manage the local branches.
The aim of Uncommon Schools is to give low income young people the opportunity to go to college by giving them a top notch education and preparing them for testing to make sure they’re accepted at their chosen institutions.
The event wound up raising over $22,000 for the deserving organization. Dynamic Search Partners has also donated an additional $10,000 to the cause. The funds raised covered student testing fees for the 2014/2015 school year.
Dynamic Search Partners has been working with Uncommon Schools since 2013. The executive talent corporation believes in Uncommon School’s mission because company execs can clearly see how a solid education contributes to employ-ability. Having a good education can open more doors for young people from disadvantaged communities. It will also let them know that those opportunities exist when no one is around to tell them what to look for and what to aim for with their studies.
There are many scholarships available to young people entering college every year. However, qualifying for many of these scholarships is challenging. The competition is stiff among young people from the inner cities. However, young people that have a leg up because of a solid educational foundation will have much better chances of securing money for college. In addition, students with this type of focus will be better able to keep up with demanding class loads and teacher expectations they will experience.