ESC of Central Ohio News Article

Opportunity Accelerator Request for Proposals

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The ESC of Central Ohio seeks competitive bids in excess of $250,000 for the purpose of implementing an Opportunity Accelerator, after- school and summer learning opportunities that utilize game-based learning to teach success skills to elementary-age students in Opportunity Zone neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio. The Opportunity Accelerator will expend federal Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to procure software licenses, training and technical support for 20,000 economically disadvantaged elementary-age students in extended online learning.

The purpose of the Opportunity Accelerator is to create sustainable public-private partnerships between the ESC, city, schools, community service providers, and economic development partners. By leveraging game-based learning to engage disadvantaged students in an extra hour of learning each day outside of the classroom, the Opportunity Accelerator can offer online skills-based tutoring to all students without the burdens of recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining a skilled corps of tutors. The Opportunity Accelerator will build critical success skills of students and families living in the Opportunity Zones to participate in their own economic revitalization within the community.

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