A Golden Buzzer Moment for GEO Academies At Indiana Black Expo Corporate Lunch

As I shared in June, Indiana Black Expo, one of Indiana’s most important organizations supporting programs and creating opportunities for social and economic advancement for African Americans, chose to honor GEO Academies this year during their annual corporate lunch. The lunch took place last Friday and it was electric!   More than 1700 community, corporate […]

Indiana Black Expo To Honor GEO Academies

Indiana Black Expo is one of Indiana’s most important organizations supporting programs and creating opportunities for social and economic advancement for African Americans. IBE holds several major events including their Summer Celebration, their Indiana University Education Summit and their Corporate Lunch. Each event celebrates and educates the public on Black culture, history, education, business and […]

GEO Empowers Students To Soar

This past weekend, 26 Gary, Indiana kids (pictured above) aged 13-18 were seen hanging out together in a crowd at the USSteelYard. What were they doing? They were collecting 32 college degrees and career certifications. They collected two maintenance and light repair certifications, one welding certification, one carpentry certification, 12 Indiana College Core completion certifications […]

March Madness, Basketball Champions and College Degrees

The picture above is one of pure joy. These are our students celebrating their Regional Championship this past weekend. If you’re from Indiana, you know March is a very crazy month. The newspapers have filed several reports on the success of our team this year and we are very proud of their accomplishments on the […]

Reflections 21 Years After Forbes Article – More Than 1,000 Graduates

Hard to believe it was 21 years ago this weekend that Forbes Magazine surprised me with a full-page article on the work we were doing at GEO Foundation in support of school choice. Those were fun times…and productive. I had more hair, too. It was also 21 years ago that we stopped talking about school […]

GEO Promises College to All Students, Even Kindergartners

In 1981, Eugene Lang promised 61 6th graders he would pay their college tuition. All they had to do was complete high school and get accepted to college. The “I Have a Dream” Foundation website reports 60% of these 6th graders earned a college degree. Last week, Hope Chicago Founder and Co-Chair Pete Kadens announced […]

School Choices Parents Make Matter

White papers and policy books can be dry and impersonal so I share this story with my policy friends.   At GEO, there is nothing dry, nor impersonal about what we do. We practice school choice policies every day. Today, join me in celebrating these two students and the school choice decisions their parents made. […]

GEO’s North Star–Student Achievement

Every once in a while, I have to take a break from the day-to-day to ask myself, why GEO? GEO stands for Greater Education Opportunities. The pictures above illustrate what GEO is about, too.   We stand for providing students a high quality education from kindergarten through college. We do our work by offering different […]