Reimagining the path to
success for all students

Requires us to better prepare America’s young people for their careers
The Catalyze Challenge offers grants of up to $500,000 to design, pilot, and expand innovative solutions that support students in accessing economic opportunity through career-connected learning.
the problem

our education system promises opportunity for all and doesn't deliver

We’re looking for novel approaches to

rethink the link between K-12, college, and career for all students

the opportunity
Career connected learning has the potential to transform young people’s experience grades 6-14. We need more innovative ideas for career-focused education. Sign up to learn more.

Register to receive updates on our next funding round launching in January 2022.

the challenge award

The Catalyze Challenge offers grants of up to $500,000 to design, pilot, and expand innovative solutions that support students in accessing economic opportunity through career-integrated learning.

accelerate award

For programs that are ready to pilot or implement their program with students

ignite award

For early stage ideas or programs that need support with program planning, research, or design.

timeline
School Year 2022-23

January 2022

Jan. ‘22 Mar. ‘22 May ‘22
applications open applications close winners announced
Who can apply
We believe that every student deserves access to a high quality, career-relevant education

The Catalyze Challenge has sourced ideas from organizations and partnerships supporting historically underserved communities, including:

Schools & Educators
Employers
Government agencies
Entrepreneurs
Organizations representing workers & employers
Community members
The Catalyze Challenge Supports Ideas That
  • Center on inventive or novel approaches to creating economic opportunity through career-connected learning
  • Serve students in grades 6 to 14
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of how the solution serves at least one historically underserved community
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