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Impact at Scale Profile: Austin Buchan of College Forward

Impact at Scale Profile: Austin Buchan of College Forward

The Impact at Scale Profile Series brought to you by Philanthropitch spotlights finalist alumni from Philanthropitch. Every month we profile different finalists and how they are expanding their impact and scaling the programs they pitched at Philanthropitch.

Austin Buchan is the CEO at College Forward, a nonprofit whose intensive, culturally-appropriate mentoring programs propel students from underserved backgrounds to collegiate success and remunerative careers. They collaborate with respected practitioners to distill best practices into high-efficient program models, supported by a technology platform. Austin presented at this past Philanthropitch Austin as part of his second year participating in Philanthropitch.

Practicing Environmental Stewardship: Keep Austin Beautiful

Practicing Environmental Stewardship: Keep Austin Beautiful

Keep Austin Beautiful provides resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. The organization was established by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1985 to preserve Austin’s quality of life. Their vision? For Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community.

Social Innovators: Zoe Schlag of Techstars Impact Accelerator

Social Innovators: Zoe Schlag of Techstars Impact Accelerator

Techstars is the global network helping entrepreneurs succeed through accelerator programs, mentorship, funding, and resources.  This year, they announced their newest track, the Techstars Impact Accelerator and we caught up with Zoe Schlag, Managing Director to get the full story on how they are changing the impact investment landscape.