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Announcing Our 2022-2023 Venture Residency Cohort

We know big ideas start small. With time, investment, and support, these ideas have the power to transform communities. CityBridge invests in entrepreneurs, education leaders, and innovators with bold solutions that have the promise of creating a more equitable future.

We are thrilled to announce our newest cohort of Ventures Residents for 2022-2023! Each of these leaders has a deep commitment to advancing equity, proven leadership skills, and a clear vision to launch an education venture in DC.

  • Tia Bell, The T.R.I.G.G.E.R Project. The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project is a non-profit focused on addressing root causes that create a culture of violence among our city’s youth.
  • Laurel Djoukeng, Sparc. Sparc is a social network that connects college students/professionals with job opportunities, employer recruiting events, and networking opportunities.
  • Noah Dougherty and Dan Englender, Relevant Learner. Relevant Learner connects students with locally and culturally relevant content by sourcing diverse and empowering content from expert community institutions and then making it simple for educators to find, personalize, and share that content with students.
  • Vanessa Douyon, The Polyglot Tot. The Polyglot Tot provides at-home tools to help caregivers pass their heritage language on to their kids, focusing on ages birth to three, when most language development happens and where resources are at their slimmest.

Our Design Residency is a ten-month, part-time program that provides customized coaching, dynamic workshops, and financial support—up to $20,000—to accelerate the design and implementation of new school models and education ventures. Past Ventures Residents have launched education technology products and applications, nonprofits, and other social enterprises.

Learn more about our new Ventures Residents

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