Capstone – Project

Conduct research to support marketing and sales efforts.

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Engagement Synopsis

Research Chronic Absenteeism Initiatives, Grants related to improving attendance/school improvement, Organizations/Foundations supporting high poverty school districts, districts with high rates of CA. Also, collaborate with sales and marketing team to get up to speed on past and current strategies and develop additional strategies. Additional opportunities can be made available to work with client success team and Sales ops leader.


  • 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004


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  • The students will learn strategies for accelerating the growth of social enterprise in the education space.
  • They will be briefed on the challenges of selling into high need schools and districts that have limited funding.
  • They will focus on helping these schools afford a program that has proven results of decreasing Chronic Absenteeism and improving family and student engagement.
  • The two major areas are:
    • 1. ┬áResearching ┬ápotential non-profit partners that align with Kinvolved’s goals, and
    • 2. ┬áExamining different state and federal grants aimed at improving student outcomes and identifying grant awardees.
  • Students, if desired, can gain access to sales strategies and practices, the creation marketing campaigns/collateral, and be able to join sales and marketing meetings.

Company Information

HQNew York
Revenue1,000,000 - 3,000,000,
StageEstablished Startup
Hiring PotentialFormal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Kinvolved catalyzes students, parents, educators, and community stakeholders around a common mission: to improve family engagement and attendance in service of elevating student outcomes. Our holistic, research-based approach knits together the critical components of student and family engagement so that school systems have a single platform and partner to help improve outcomes for all.

Industry Mentors

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA IMMERSE Interterm (SPRING 2020)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 2-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time3/2 - 3/5/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Academic Mentors

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Assigned Students

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Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission

Key Milestones & Project Process

  • March 2, 2020 - Sales & Business Development

    Students will familiarize themselves with Kinvolved’s products and services and the current sale process.  They will also learn about competitors and barriers to entry.

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Identify any companies that present interesting opportunities for partnerships and additional channels that can the company tap in order to scale more effectively.  Also, answer the question “are there alternative ways to sell that the company hasn’t considered?”

  • March 3, 2020 - Analyze the way non-profits support student outcomes in high need schools.

    They will learn how to identify different non-profits that work in the above-mentioned area. They will also get to speak with some of our current non-profit partners in person and conduct informational interviews.  They will also learn how to identify the applicable people within different non-profits and how to approach them.

    Suggested Deliverable:

    They will propose a strategy for approaching said non-profits.  Strategy will include who to target and why that particular organization should be interested in partnering with Kinvolved.

  • March 4, 2020 - Identify National and State Grants aimed at improving student outcomes.

    Students will research different state and federal grants that can be used to decrease Chronic Absenteeism and deepen family and student engagement.  They will determine how they are awarded and more importantly, who they are awarded to.  A basic understanding of Kinvolved’s products and services will be necessary.

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Students will present a timetable of when grants are awarded and when they are received.  They will identify past grant recipients and predict if past recipients are a key indicator of a future recipient.

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