Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
KnowledgeWorks today unveiled an updated version of its website that reflects a commitment to education thought leadership for the social enterprise, highlights a robust set of social media tools and allows users one-click access to interface with its subsidiaries.
With today’s announcement, KnowledgeWorks reveals a growing portfolio of education transformation subsidiaries and changes in the way users engage with the organization online. In 2010, KnowledgeWorks overhauled the website created upon its founding.
“Over the past two years, we have seen the emergence of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and others as key influencers in the social media space,” said Jeanne Bernish, KnowledgeWorks’ Digital Marketing Manager, who led the redesign. “With this refresh, we decided to take full advantage of this breakout trend in visual marketing. While users will be able to access the news about KnowledgeWorks and its subsidiaries, they can also come to our website to see the latest national stories trending in education, engage with our bloggers, and see how we are impacting the future of education.”
KnowledgeWorks CEO Brian Ross said the site helps the organization challenge itself to continuously improve and innovate – a reflection of its work in the field through its EDWorks, New Tech Network and Strive subsidiaries.
“When those who care about helping students prepare for college and career visit our website, we want them to see how we help communities and their schools create innovative, replicable learning environments that sustain high levels of student achievement,” Ross said. “We consider this site to be the front porch for those interested in our various methodologies. Our goal is not only to give them a reason to stay, but to learn, interact and engage with the content.”
The site also reflects KnowledgeWorks’ continuing evolution from its roots as an involved grant-maker to social enterprise. Instead of writing checks and collecting grant reports, today Knowledgeworks supports the work of three education-focused subsidiary organizations, New Tech Network, EDWorks and Strive.
Each of these not-for-profit subsidiaries provides strategic assistance, coaching and other valuable services directly to school and community leaders across the country. The work is paid for in nearly equal parts from their fee-for-service consulting work, our financial portfolio, and funding partners. This mix of support enables KnowledgeWorks to achieve real impact on a national scale.
KnowledgeWorks is bringing the future of learning to America’s high schools and creating widespread, lasting change in the communities and states we serve. Our portfolio of school approaches includes New Tech Network schools, and EDWorks New Start, Fast Track and STEMLab high schools. Our Strive subsidiary works with communities nationwide to help create a civic infrastructure to unite stakeholders around shared goals, measures, and results in education, supporting the success of every child, cradle to career. Its national work is rooted in the success of the Strive Partnership, a cradle-to-career initiative in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, founded in 2006.