Creatively Focused Amplifies Special Education Impact with Minnesota Star Tribune’s Connect Grant
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN – FEBRUARY 4, 2024 – Creatively Focused, a Minnesota-based educator-driven technology company, today announced it has been selected as a recipient of the Connect Grant by the Minnesota Star Tribune. This prestigious grant is a testament to Creatively Focused’s commitment to innovation within special education and across the education technology sector.
“Receiving the Connect Grant is not just an honor for Creatively Focused; it’s a validation of our mission to make a lasting impact in special education,” said Elizabeth Orme, founder and CEO of Creatively Focused. “This grant will enable us to reach even more educators, empower additional special education teams, and continue our journey towards a more inclusive and supportive educational landscape.”
The Connect Grant is a groundbreaking initiative designed to uplift underrepresented and racial-minority-owned businesses by providing invaluable advertising assistance and fostering marketing collaborations. Through this program, Creatively Focused will have the opportunity to expand its reach, amplify its impact, and further accelerate its mission of revolutionizing special education through cutting-edge technology.
Creatively Focused, through its axis3 platform, automates workflows and enhances training, education, and professional development for special education teams. The human-centered SaaS platform, coupled with personalized services and a curated resource library, empowers teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators to reclaim valuable time and foster connections.
The company’s approach, whether advancing skills through courses or providing on-demand support, strengthens the resilience of special educators and administrators. Creatively Focused’s commitment lies in ensuring these professionals receive the essential support needed to stay dedicated to their chosen career path, allowing them to allocate more time to their core focus – the student.
The Connect Grant by the Minnesota Star Tribune aligns seamlessly with Creatively Focused’s vision of creating a more inclusive and accessible environment for educators and students alike. This recognition marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey and serves as a springboard for continued innovation and growth.
This esteemed grant also comes at a crucial time, aligning with the looming fiscal cliff that the education sector is facing. As the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, which have played a vital role in addressing educational disparities resulting from the pandemic, approach their end, school districts nationwide are grappling with the impending budget deficits for the 2024/2025 school year.
Creatively Focused is committed to being an essential resource for school districts facing budget constraints, offering a comprehensive solution that empowers educators and strengthens the entire student support system.
To learn more about Creatively Focused, visit: https://creativelyfocused.net/
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Creatively Focused is an educator-driven technology company that automates workflows and increases training, education, and professional development for special education teams. Through axis3, its human-centered SaaS platform, along with personalized services and a curated resource library, Creatively Focused works with school districts to empower teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators to regain valuable time and cultivate connections in a vibrant professional community. Whether it’s advancing skills through courses or accessing immediate guidance for on-demand support, this approach strengthens the resilience of special educators and administrators with the essential support required to stay dedicated to their chosen career path and allocate more time to their core focus – the student. Where Heart Meets Mind at www.creativelyfocused.net.