Early in 2015, the payments industry was at a crossroads. Major changes were coming later in the year that would impact how consumers made point of sale purchases, and these changes faced opposition from a wide range of detractors.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium, made up of 12 states and the District of Columbia, developed an assessment to measure student progress toward meeting new state learning standards, known as Common Core.
Indiana is one of only 8 states in the nation without a pre-k program for low-income students. So United Way of Central Indiana enlisted our team to help expand their grassroots campaign to help push for the expansion of an existing state-funded pre-k pilot program, which would help serve an additional 7,000 children from low-income families annually.