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The Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools web site has been prepared by Openworld, Inc. as resource for communities to explore new market-sensitive learning initiatives.  It intends to offer a forum for peer-to- peer exchanges by learning entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

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Apply for "Seeds of Change" Microvouchers

Openworld is offering 500 microscholarships in coming months to fund digital "work-study" projects by students at entrepreneurial schools for the poor to create video clips on opportunities for sustainability. The initiative is funded by recent grants from John C. Whitehead, former coChairman of Goldman Sachs, Jack Pearce, and the Explorers Foundation. Explore the new Seeds of Change challenge offer and apply for the Seeds of Change resources.

How to Contribute to AES

Openworld welcomes your help in assisting grassroots schools in impoverished communities.  

Supporters interested in making tax-deductible contributions to the Assisting Entrepreneurial Schools and "Seeds of Change" initiatives can do so through the Explorers Foundation
(tel: +1 303-744-1855).

Creative Funding Solutions

  • Digital Donations

    Internet-based systems for making contributions — "digital donations" — are enabling entrepreneurial schools for the poor to find new global support for their initiatives.  More...

  • Microscholarships

    Microscholarships (also known as microvouchers) benefit families whose students and job seekers to date have been unable to afford access to entrepreneurial schools and eLearning resources.  Microscholarships are emerging as an important new outgrowth from the global microfinance revolution, which has already helped tens of millions of small/new entrepreneurs.  More...

  • Income from Interns

    In response to  challenges in offering affordable quality education to high school students from poor families, the Cristo Rey high schools have developed an innovation that has produced more than $20 million in revenues to lower tuitions:  a system of part-time internships with well-regarded employers in the community. More information is here...

  • Land Grants

    Already benefiting dozens of internationally renowned colleges and universities, land grant endowments have similar potential to generate assets for the sustainability of entrepreneurial schools and microscholarship initiatives in communities around the world. More...

  • Seeds of Change

    Openworld's new "Seeds of Change" challenge offers are designed to offer microscholarships and digital donations to entrepreneurial schools that show interest in exploring and developing a full range of sustainability solutions.  More...