Education and Community Development

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Cumberlands' Board Games Drive Brightens Lives of Homeless Youths

The athletic department at the University of the Cumberlands spearheaded the drive, collecting more than 15 board games for kids living in Ryan's Place in Barbourville, Ky.

Rollins College Ranked No. 1 College in Florida

Rollins College was also ranked within the top 100 higher education institutions nationwide, landing two spots higher than Johns Hopkins University.

Rise and Thrive: Inspiring and Mentoring Teen Girls to Become Leaders

Ashley Lucas and Ashley Koranteng, both alumni from George Mason University, founded the nonprofit because they wanted to help girls navigate the challenges and perils of growing up while finding their own voices.

Ole Miss Alumnus Launches Nonprofit to Aid Mississippi's Small Businesses

Founded by Brian and Marie Sanderson, the Mississippi 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans of up to $3,000 to small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Seth Grodin, founder of Akimbo, is shown in an office with members of his altMBA team

Akimbo's Free Emerging Leaders Program Helps College Students Channel Their Changemaking Powers

Led by two remarkable Akimbo coaches, the Emerging Leaders Program, designed for college students, is "about leaning into the possibility ahead."
this is a photo of Dr. Michele Speitz of Furman University with arms crossed, wearing a royal-blue outfit

Lecture Series at Furman University Aims to Bring People Together in Polarized Times

As a politicized pandemic threatens to tear the nation apart, Dr. Michele Speitz believes "it's the tools of the humanities that can help us find a clear path forward and take some comfort in what people have done and said before.”