W.K. Kellogg Foundation Invests in Acelero Learning
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Established in 1930, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa. For more information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.wkkf.org. For more about the Foundation’s mission-driven investment program, follow this link: www.wkkf.org/mdi.
About Acelero Learning
Acelero Learning works with local communities across the country to support and manage high-quality Head Start programs. Local affiliates of the company currently serve over 2,200 children, ages zero to five, in Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Nevada and New Jersey. The company was founded in 2001 by Aaron Lieberman, a former Head Start teacher and founder of the national early childhood program Jumpstart, and Henry Wilde, a former staffer at the Children’s Defense Fund who is now the Deputy Secretary for Children and Families for the State of Wisconsin. Acelero Learning’s local affiliates have consistently served more children, increased teacher salaries, and provided dramatically expanded hours for children and families in each location where they are funded as the Head Start or Early Head Start grantee. In addition to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, current investors include the Ironwood Equity Fund, Boston Community Capital, New Jersey Community Capital, and the New Schools Venture Fund. For more information about Acelero Learning, please visit the company’s website at www.acelero.net.