In the News

See what the world has to say about national nonprofit PowerMyLearning and our award-winning personalized learning platform, PowerMyLearning Connect.


12/11/19: PowerMyLearning Earns Top Ratings from Charity Navigator and GuideStar [Press Release]

11/25/2019: New Profit Blog, Personalized Learning Initiative: Honoring Complexity and Building Community

08/28/2019: Forbes Online, School Is Starting — Are Your Kids Ready To Learn?

08/28/2019: Class Tech Tips Blog, How to Teach Your Students to Teach Others

08/26/2019: BlueFletch Blog, BlueFletch Provides Access To Digital Training And Resources To Underserved Atlanta Schools Through Partnership With PowerMyLearning

07/29/2019: Tech & Learning Online, Explore Wide Range of Curated Games, Videos and More

07/28/2019: The 74: How Can We Know If Ed Tech Works? By Encouraging Companies & Researchers to Share Data. Government Funding Can Help

07/25/2019: US Fed News, USPTO Issues Trademark: Family Playlists [Press Release]

07/24/2019: EdSurge, Time Is the Greatest Challenge to Teaching STEM. Families Can Help.

06/24/2019: Project Evident, PowerMyLearning: Featured Engagement

05/21/2019:The Dana Barrett Show, Interview with Richard Hicks, Executive Director of PowerMyLearning in Atlanta [Video]

04/30/2019: The Christensen Institute, What the debate over homework is getting wrong

04/25/2019: Education Week Video, Connecting Through Technology [Video]

04/25/2019: Education Week, Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement [Webinar]

04/18/2019: Imagine Solutions Conference, Elisabeth Stock Presents PowerMyLearning [Video]

04/01/2019: STEM Next Opportunity Fund, Changing the Game in STEM with Family Engagement

03/28/2019: Overdeck Family Foundation Blog, Inspired Minds: How We Aim To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Problem-Solvers

03/26/2019: PR Newswire, Optomi Professional Services to Support Growth for PowerMyLearning Among Atlanta’s Vibrant Community of Millennials and Young Professionals [Press Release]

03/20/2019: New Profit Blog, SXSW EDU 2019: CEO State of Play in Personalized Learning

03/07/2019: The Christensen Institute, Are you really personalizing learning?

3/1/2019: The 74, Personalized Learning on the Rise: What I’ve Learned After Visiting 80 Schools Where Teachers and Principals Are Rethinking Their Classroom Culture

02/25/2019: The Native Influence, Q&A with Elizabeth John

01/24/2019: PR Newswire, Stand Together Announces New Cohort of High Impact Nonprofits

01/24/2019: EdSurge, Want Students to Remember What They Learn? Have Them Teach It.

01/22/2019: News-Press Online, Imagine Solutions Conference brings great minds to Southwest Florida

01/15/2019: EdSurge, The Promises and Perils of Parent Engagement [Webinar]

01/02/2019: Future of Ed Tech Insiders Blog, Ways to Foster a More Meaningful Connection with Families

01/07/2019: Education Week , Gates Giving Millions to Train Teachers on ‘High Quality’ Curricula


12/06/2018: Yahoo! Finance, Morgan Stanley Partnered with Taproot Foundation to Host Fifth ScopeAthon with 10 Non-Profits [Press Release]

12/05/2018: The Dana Barrett Show,  Make A Long-Lasting Impact with PowerMyLearning [Video]

12/01/2018: Martha Stewart Living Magazine, 10 Ways to Help a Child in Need This Holiday

10/30/2018: Yahoo! Finance, Gas South Awarded Six Local Nonprofits with $50,000 Each

10/23/2018: Global Family Research Project, Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education [Whitepaper]

10/23/2018: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Measuring Family Engagement, Strengthening the Learning Triangle

10/15/2018: The New York Community Trust, Making Room for Mom and Dad

10/10/2018: Education Dive, New 5X Match Opportunity Helps Teachers Engage Families in Learning

10/09/2018: The Morgridge Family Foundation Donates $125,000 to Help Teachers Engage Families in Learning [Press Release]

10/08/2018: Philanthropy News Digest, Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $35.7 Million in 3Q Grants

10/03/2018: STEM Next Opportunity Fund Blog, Flipping the Engagement Model on Its Head: Bringing STEM Home to Families

10/02/2018: ASCD K-12 Leadership Brief, Students learn “productive struggle”

10/01/2018: EdSurge, What Students Gain When They See Parents Struggle

09/19/2018: The Learning Magazine (Fall 2018), PowerMyLearning

09/04/2018: PowerMyLearning Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 11 Years Running and the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar [Press Release]

08/29/2018: Buzzfeed, BuzzFeed Names Rhonda Powell as General Counsel

08/24/2018: Learning Liftoff Blog, 20 of the Best Homeschooling Websites and Learning Resources

07/19/2018: Clayton Christensen Institute, How technology can help—not hurt—family connections

07/16/2018: Amanda Glover (Educator Blog), Top 10 Edtech Recommendations: Why And How To Integrate Them This Year (2018-2019)

07/10/2018: Project Evident, Roadmaps for Continuous Improvement and Evidence Building in the Social Sector

06/14/2018: PowerMyLearning Presents the 2018 Innovative Learning Awards [Press Release]

05/24/2018: Microsoft New York Blog, Bridging the Divide: PowerMyLearning Transforms the Triangle of Learning Relationships

05/11/2018: Education Dive, PowerMyLearning’s Family Playlists Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist

05/11/2018: PowerMyLearning’s Family Playlists Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist [Press Release]

05/08/2018: Teaching and Learning Redefined (Educator Blog), Tools to Personalize Learning

04/25/2018: Education Post, Coffee Break: PowerMyLearning’s Elisabeth Stock on How Personalized Learning Involves the Whole Family

04/20/2018: Getting Smart, Creating a Culture of Collaborative Family Engagement

04/05/2018: Getting Smart, Promoting Family Engagement: 5 Ways to Foster Meaningful Connection

03/21/2018: Clayton Christensen Institute Blog, Personalized learning won’t work without personalized learning supports

03/20/2018: Red Tricycle, This Awesome Homework Assignment Empowers Kids to Teach Their Parents

03/15/2018: Class Tech Tips Blog, Mobile-Friendly, Meaningful Family Engagement from PowerMyLearning

03/13/2018: The New York Times, When Parents Teach Children (and Vice Versa)

03/01/2018: Inside Philanthropy, Support by Education Funders for Family Engagement Is Growing. Why Is That?

02/13/2018: Voyage LA, Meet Neil Spears of PowerMyLearning 

02/01/2018: Atlanta Tribune, Community Close-Up: PowerMyLearning

01/26/2018: We Are Teachers, The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

01/11/2018: Inside Philanthropy, Is Personalized Learning the Next Big Thing in K-12 Philanthropy?


12/28/2017: Help Teaching, Top 100 Free Education Sites

12/19/2017: Discovery Education Blog, DEN Trend Report: 12/19/17

12/08/2017: Education Dive, Home visits, surveys, personalized meetings key to boosting parent engagement

12/01/2017: Getting Smart, Family Playlists: A New Approach to Family Engagement

12/01/2017: Education Dive, PowerMyLearning Launches Family Playlists: A New Approach to Family Engagement

11/30/2017: ASCD SmartBrief, NYC school pilots “Family Playlists”

11/30/2017: SmartBrief, How some schools are engaging parents

11/30/2017: Education Dive, ‘Family Playlists’ the latest infusion of tech into parent-teacher communications

11/30/2017: PowerMyLearning Launches Family Playlists™: A Groundbreaking Homework Innovation to Engage Families [Press Release]

11/29/2017: EdSurge, Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

11/29/2017: New Profit’s Amplify Blog, Professional Development That Teachers Can Love, Not Loathe

11/28/2017: PowerMyLearning Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 10 Years Running and Reaches Platinum Seal of Transparency on Guidestar [Press Release]

11/22/2017: BetaKit (Atlanta), Sage Dedicating $500,000 to Helping Nonprofits with Digital Projects

11/17/2017: TAG Hub Magazine (Atlanta), PowerMyLearning Atlanta Awarded Grant to Expand Comprehensive Services

11/15/2017: Hypepotamas (Atlanta), Here’s How to Give Back — With Your Tech Skills

11/6/2017: Metro Atlanta CEO, Two Atlanta Nonprofits Receive Lighting the Way Awards from SunTrust Foundation

09/21/2017: Common Sense Education, Top Picks: Lesson Planning Apps and Websites

09/21/2017: Common Sense Education, Top Websites for Teachers to Find Lesson Plans

09/21/2017: Common Sense Education, Best Professional Development Websites and PLNs for Teachers

09/19/2017: Voyage ATL Magazine, Meet Kwame Johnson of PowerMyLearning Greater Atlanta Region

08/19/2017: Hypepotamus (Atlanta), Tech Education Nonprofit Celebrates the Power of A Decade of Digital Learning

08/18/2017: Getting Smart, 40 Resources for Homework Help & Parent Organization

08/17/2017: PowerMyLearning-Atlanta Celebrates 10-Year Impact at Inspire 2017 [Press Release]

08/17/2017: PowerMyLearning to Drive Innovation and Personalized Learning at West Adams/Harvard Heights Middle School [Press Release]

08/11/2017: The Buffalo News, Another Voice: Closing the digital divide will help students

08/08/2017: ABC WKVW (Buffalo), New service offers cheap internet to low-income families, seniors

07/30/2017:, Elisabeth Stock of PowerMyLearning

07/23/2017: CBS Local Focus Atlanta, PowerMyLearning Atlanta

07/14/2017: Getting Smart, Smart List: 40 Ways to Learn Almost Anything

07/12/2017: Scale LA Blog, Why has tech failed to deliver to improve teaching and learning?

07/12/2017: Cross Campus Blog, Member Spotlight: PowerMyLearning

06/29/2017: Getting Smart, 7 Resources to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

06/20/2017: Education Week, Gates, Zuckerberg Teaming Up on Personalized Learning

05/30/2017: Education Talk Radio with Larry Jacobs, Powering and Personalizing Learning in High Need K-12

05/30/2017: NY1 In Focus with Cheryl Wills, The Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide

05/30/2017: NY1 In Focus with Cheryl Wills, Helping Senior Citizens Keep Pace with the Always Changing Digital Landscape

05/30/2017: ABC Channel 13 WHAM (Rochester), Low-cost, high-speed broadcast Internet launching in Rochester

04/26/2017: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Grants Roundup: Gates and Chan-Zuckerberg Back $12 Million Personalized-Learning Venture

04/26/2017: Atlanta Daily World (Atlanta, GA), Google Fiber Powers Learning with Digital Inclusion Fellowship

04/18/2017: Getting Smart, Initiative Aims to Catalyze the Personalized Learning Field

04/17/2017: EdSurge, New Profit Dishes Out $1M to 7 Organizations in Personalized Learning Initiative

04/01/2017: TimesLedger (Queens, NY), Southeast Queens students supplied with computers

03/02/2017: Getting Smart, 10 Strategies Promoting Digital Access and Equity

02/05/2017: EdWeek Market Brief (Marketplace K-12), K-12 Dealmaking: ETS to Acquire Questar; Hobsons Snaps Up Counseling-Admissions Company

02/03/2017: L.A. Parent, Digital vs. Analog: At-Home Learning Activities for Kids

02/01/2017: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Grants Roundup: Cornell’s College of Business Gets $150 Million

01/26/2017: T.H.E. Journal, Free, Online Personalized Learning Platform Raises $6.5 Million

01/24/2017: EdSurge, PowerMyLearning Receives $6.5M to Expand Personalized Learning in High-Poverty Schools

01/24/2017: PowerMyLearning Receives a Combined $6.5 Million in Grant Funding [Press Release]

01/21/2017: Altice Connects, PowerMyLearning Workshop at P.S. 279, Bronx

01/03/2017: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Making the Grade: Clayton County charter school focuses on technology


12/10/2016: Altice Connects, PowerMyLearning Family Learning Workshop in Brooklyn Starring Students from Junior High School 62 and Their Families [Video]

11/28/16: PowerMyLearning’s Neil Spears Featured on KUCR Radio’s “Education Today”

11/15/16: PowerMyLearning Awarded a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grant to Expand Implementation of Personalized Learning in Under-Served Schools [Press Release]
11/01/2016: Huffington Post (NationSwell), Using Technology to Empower Students (and Their Teachers and Parents, Too)

11/16/2016: THE Journal, Nonprofit Receives Funding to Bring Personalized Learning to 40 Bay Area Schools

11/15/2016: Education Dive, PowerMyLearning Awarded a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grant to Expand Implementation of Personalized Learning in Under-Served Schools

10/31/16: Elisabeth Stock Named 2016 NationSwell AllStar & PowerMyLearning’s Approach Featured in Video

08/15/2016: Corporate Social Responsibility Blog, How do you fight child poverty in the 21st century? One classroom at a time

08/15/2016: Getting Smart, Next Generation Science Standards Aligned Open Simulations and Tools

08/13/2016: Getting Smart, 8 Learning Platform Observations, 8 Startup Signals

06/06/2016: Education Week, Testing Tech Products in the Classroom

05/19/2016: T.H.E. Journal, 8 High-Quality OER Collections

04/01/2016: EdWeek Market Brief, EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

03/23/16: Elisabeth Stock Profiled by NationSwell

01/15/2016: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta’s King Middle School receives donated computers

01/11/2016: Education Week, Flood of Open Education Resources Challenges Educators


12/15/15: PowerMyLearning Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Eight Years Running

11/19/15: PowerMyLearning Rings NYSE Closing Bell to Celebrate American Education Week

10/27/15: PowerMyLearning Named Winner of NewSchools Ignite Science Learning Challenge [Press Release]

As of August 2015, CFY changed its name to PowerMyLearning and changed the name of its learning platform to PowerMyLearning Connect.

06/12/15: CFY Awarded “Best Broadband Adoption Initiative” by State of New York [Press Release]

04/20/15: Elisabeth Stock Asked to Join NYC Broadband Task Force

03/19/15: CFY-Atlanta to Host Panel on Bridging the STEM Education Gap in Georgia [Press Release]

02/24/15: PowerMyLearning Featured in T.H.E. Journal: CFY Adds Formative Assessment Tools to PowerMyLearning

02/24/15: PowerMyLearning Launches Next-Gen Formative Assessment Capabilities to Drive Deeper Learning [Press Release]

01/15/15: PowerMyLearning Featured in T.H.E. Journal: Gamified Digital Learning Is Helping Students Meet the Challenge of CCSS

01/05/15: Exciting Recognition for PowerMyLearning


10/16/14: PowerMyLearning Wins eSchool News Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Award

10/01/14: The Learning Accelerator Awards CFY Grant to Scale Personalized Professional Development for Teachers

07/09/14: CFY Awarded Over $650,000 in In-Kind Software Donations from Microsoft

07/08/14: CFY’s CEO & Co-Founder Interviewed for Core of Education Podcast

05/14/14: Elisabeth Stock describes CFY’s two-gear construct for blended learning on Edutopia

02/05/14: The NTIA Profiles CFY in Blog Celebrating Digital Learning Day

01/13/14: CFY Awarded $6 Million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation