The Center for Educational Technologies to Assist Refugee Learner’s Project Education for All (CETARL) won $25,000 at the United Way of the Plains Impact on the Plains Social Innovation Competition on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15. This was the United Way’s first ever shark-tank style social innovation competition.
Dr. Mythili Menon is the director of CETARL and assistant professor of Linguistics. Dr. Karissa Marble-Flint is the co-director of CETARL and assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders. They both represented CETARL at the competition.
During the competition, Menon and Marble-Flint made a pitch for Project Education for All in the live competition. The $25,000 award will be used to support Wichita-area refugee families, children and USD 259 classroom teachers who will beta-test the prototype of the platform.