Announcing Our 2016 Semi-Finalists


Camelback opened the 2016 Fellowship application on September 14th and closed on October 5th. There were 130 applicants who applied to be a Camelback Fellow! We are truly humbled by the great ideas that were shared with us to improve all aspects of education. Thank you for everyone's hard work and continued dedication in the field! 

We are honored to announce our semifinalists who will move forward to provide short essays and interview with our Social Investment Committee (SIC) members!

We truly appreciate the support of the Camelback Application Review Team (CART) to determine our semifinalists! Congratulations to our semifinalists! We cannot wait to select our 2016 cohort! 


Camelback Fellowship Semifinalists 2016

Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap provides high-achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds the resources and interventions needed to broaden their college prospects



BSMDotCo provides tools and media for adult learners and builds technology and digital media tools that increase the accessibility and engagement of learning



Test4Me is an educational technology company that puts the power of creating adaptive tests in the hands of K-12 Teachers.  Test4Me is novel because it allows teachers to take the power once held by only a few psychometrists and bring it into their classrooms enables you to interact with other applicants and use tools to help you transition into the next stage of your life. You will have access to the same knowledge that is helping or has helped your peers get accepted to your dream schools


LiftED, Incorporated

LiftED makes life easier for special education teachers, therapists, and behavior analysts, and accelerates learning outcomes for the ~7M students (preK-12) with learning disabilities in the US. We enable educators to measure students’ performance on personalized academic, social, and behavioral goals, analyze learning trends, receive actionable insight, and share progress real-time with school districts & parents, all through an iPad app


Odisseu Interactive Productions LLC

Gaming company specializing in educational games on social issues like race, gender and justice



EdConnective was created to increase access to a highly impactful form of teacher support. Teaching is an incredibly challenging craft to master and one-on-one coaching is the most promising and supportive way to improve efficacy. Also, EdConnective's a la carte and remote model of coaching delivery makes coaching extraordinarily accessible and affordable. We strongly believe that a research based investment in teacher quality yields long lasting impact for both teachers and students whose life outcomes are directly correlated with increases in achievement


Mikala Streeter Preparatory School

A network of nontraditional middle/high schools that prepares adolescents (7th-12th grade) to manage their lives as adults by empowering them to make decisions, pursue their passions and explore the world


Code Switch Solutions

A tech-enabled financial literacy company focused on urban youth


Altus Academy

The mission of Altus Academy is to develop students with the strength of character and academic preparation to succeed in college preparatory high schools, college, and beyond



LifeLaunchr is a free, mobile-friendly, social site for interactive college planning. Self-discovery tools and a support team help you achieve success. Optional premium access is available to your own affordable qualified online college coach; it also helps coaches and mentor track progress


Yoga Foster

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive program that empowers teachers to integrate in the classroom, during the school day. Through a custom built, self-paced online training, curriculum for every week of the school year, and yoga mats donated by yogis across the country, we can not just create, but foster healthier, happier classrooms



WeThrive is a collective of undergrads that mentor and teach life skills through entrepreneurship to youth of low-income



Alchemie creates mobile games for higher education, making the theoretical touchable, intuitive, and fun


Brothers Empowered to Teach InitiativeBrothers Empowered to Teach Initiative’s (BE2T) mission is to close the achievement gap for at-risk students by inspiring and incentivizing men of color to choose education as a career starting in New Orleans



A collective of leaders and visionaries committed to the common pursuit of black collegiate excellence and black communal empowerment. It is growing to reach students all over country with resources, programs and conferences to serve themselves and their communities


Hot Salami

A program teaching students STEM through creating music videos and more


Rhymes with Reason

An interactive platform that teaches students vocabulary through rap lyrics


Barbershop Books

Barbershop Books works to increase the amount of time boys read for fun and improve boys’ access to culturally relevant, age appropriate, and gender responsive children’s books by using barbershops to help black boys ages 4-8 identify as readers


Village of Wisdom

Village of Wisdom protects the intellectual curiosity and self-image of Black children from the harmful effects of systemic racial bias. Families of Black youth lead us in this important endeavor by encouraging their development of robust racial and scholastic identities


The Graide Network

A platform that connects teachers with qualified, online teaching assistants


Nuestra Voz

Building the capacity of Latinos to advocate, organize, and make change


One Jump

One Jump is using machine learning to aggregate all the available opportunities for under-served students in a single web platform


Profound Gentlemen

Profound Gentlemen is working to eliminate the educational opportunity gap for black male students by ensuring they have exemplar educators inside and outside of the classroom


Carlton Locksley Bennett Foundation Inc.

A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in Brooklyn, New York in February 2009 by Maxine E. Lewis to honor the memory of her son Carlton Locksley Bennett, affectionately known as "Locksley"


Somos Latinos

Five Latina leaders in education joining forces to launch a 501(c)(3)-eligible education focused organization that is concentrated on civic change by: confronting existing barriers to educational attainment for Latinos in the U.S., addressing the Latino leadership deficit, and uniting the Latino community’s voice. Specifically, we are an education leadership and advocacy group made up of Latinos who are committed to driving reform and equity, as a means for increasing Latino student success


Povi.Me Family Connect

Platform that provides daily conversation starters optimized to kids' emotional development


STEM-ucate Initiative for Reentry (SIR)

Assists formerly incarcerated individuals achieve successful reintegration into society by pursuing degrees, certifications, internships and job placement in the STEM fields


Tiny Docs

A Chicago based health and wellness website designed to help kids and families understand surgical procedures and health & wellness issues


24/7 TEACH

A platform that provides live online education, training, and support services for parents, students, and educators 24/7



Connects education organizations with vetted, experienced and expert professionals for short-term, mission-critical needs