Our Ventures

Camelback supports education and social impact organizations that keep communities front and center. We believe that entrepreneurs rooted in their community are more likely to create lasting impact, and so we prioritize ventures that are focused on creating change in their cities, neighborhoods, and schools. For more about our Fellow founders and what they've done after the Fellowship, click here.

 


 

Community Engagement & Advocacy

 

SAGE SALVO WordsLiive EdTech : Literacy

SAGE SALVO

WordsLiive

EdTech : Literacy

VINCENT COBB II The Fellowship for BMEC Teacher Development

VINCENT COBB II

The Fellowship for BMEC

Teacher Development

JAMES KIM BEAT Special Ed Tech

JAMES KIM

BEAT

Special Ed Tech

WISDOM AMOUZOU The HadaNõu Collective School Founder

WISDOM AMOUZOU

The HadaNõu Collective

School Founder

MELANIE RICHARDSON TrainingGrounds Family Education

MELANIE RICHARDSON

TrainingGrounds

Family Education

TYLER BREWSTER Peer Connect Social Justice

TYLER BREWSTER

Peer Connect

Social Justice

MICHELLE CHING Literator EdTech : Literacy

MICHELLE CHING

Literator

EdTech : Literacy

CORY GREENE H.O.L.L.A.! Community Advocacy

CORY GREENE

H.O.L.L.A.!

Community Advocacy

TONY WEAVER, JR. WeirdEnough Productions Media Literacy

TONY WEAVER, JR.

WeirdEnough Productions

Media Literacy

YANNELL SELMAN P.S. 305 Community Advocacy

YANNELL SELMAN

P.S. 305

Community Advocacy

HATTIE ARRINGTON Crete Academy School Founder

HATTIE ARRINGTON

Crete Academy

School Founder

 
 


 

Schools

Our second cohort killed it at their graduating Oakland showcase with a crowd of 150. After completing the Fellowship, Charla received her a significant grant for her school, Larry's black male teacher initiative expanded to new cities and states, and Nicole was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 for her mindfulness work.

LARRY IRVIN Brothers Empowered 2 Teach Teacher Development

LARRY IRVIN

Brothers Empowered 2 Teach

Teacher Development

SUNNY WILLIAMS Tiny Docs Healthcare Media

SUNNY WILLIAMS

Tiny Docs

Healthcare Media

AMINA YAMUSAH Our BLOC Professional Development

AMINA YAMUSAH

Our BLOC

Professional Development

ANDREW HILL LiftEd Special Ed Tech

ANDREW HILL

LiftEd

Special Ed Tech

NICOLE CARDOZA Yoga Foster Mindfulness

NICOLE CARDOZA

Yoga Foster

Mindfulness

WILLIAM JACKSON Village of Wisdom Family Education

WILLIAM JACKSON

Village of Wisdom

Family Education

BLAIR PIRCON The Graide Network Teacher Assistance

BLAIR PIRCON

The Graide Network

Teacher Assistance

BRYAN LATTIMORE Supergleu Professional Development

BRYAN LATTIMORE

Supergleu

Professional Development

CHARLA HARRIS Learning by Design School School Founder

CHARLA HARRIS

Learning by Design School

School Founder

ERIC ALLEN Admit.me College Readiness

ERIC ALLEN

Admit.me

College Readiness

 
 


 

EdTech

Our first cohort holds a special place in our heart. These entrepreneurs took a chance with us, and we are so pleased to see them grow. It's amazing to see where they're at now — Jacob and Jonathan are on the verge of opening the doors to their schools (!), Aimee is in NewProfit's women accelerator, and 5 Fellows from this class have been named in Forbes 30 Under 30 (Jerelyn, Jessica, JonathanLogan, and Marcus). 

JERELYN RODRIGUEZ The Knowledge House Youth Development

JERELYN RODRIGUEZ

The Knowledge House

Youth Development

MAKEDA RICKETTS PinkThink EdTech : Gender

MAKEDA RICKETTS

PinkThink

EdTech : Gender

MIRTA DESIR Smart Coos EdTech : Language

MIRTA DESIR

Smart Coos

EdTech : Language

LOGAN COHEN Küdzoo EdTech : Achievement

LOGAN COHEN

Küdzoo

EdTech : Achievement

JONATHAN JOHNSON Rooted School School Founder

JONATHAN JOHNSON

Rooted School

School Founder

TINA TRAN NEVILLE Calolo College Readiness

TINA TRAN NEVILLE

Calolo

College Readiness

MARCUS NOEL Heart of Man Youth Development

MARCUS NOEL

Heart of Man

Youth Development

MARGO WRIGHT Yenko EdTech : College

MARGO WRIGHT

Yenko

EdTech : College

AIMÉE EUBANKS DAVIS Braven Professional Development

AIMÉE EUBANKS DAVIS

Braven

Professional Development

JESSICA SANTANA New York on Tech Youth Development

JESSICA SANTANA

New York on Tech

Youth Development

JACOB ALLEN pilotED School Founder  

JACOB ALLEN

pilotED

School Founder