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Educational Impact Award

The ACBSP Educational Impact Award recognizes the most effective and influential educational initiatives by an organization in the host city of the ACBSP Annual Conference, in support of learning and education in primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions and the community. This unique program was conceived in 2014 by Anthony Negbenebor, ACBSP President 2014-15, for the purpose of recognizing outstanding contributions that address the very significant challenges facing education throughout the world. Additionally, the Educational Impact Award program aims to identify repeatable implementation of “best practices” that can help organizations and educational institutions increase access to education in their communities, create personalized learning environments, improve student engagement and improve actionable assessment.

The ACBSP Educational Impact Award recognizes both the products/services delivered, as well as the implementing organization, to effectively leverage “the educational impact” in their communities.

The ACBSP Marketing Committee provides leadership for this initiative. The award criteria, established by the Marketing Committee and adopted by the Board of Directors, focuses on:
• Access
• Quality
• Affordability
• Impact
• Innovation

The ACBSP Educational Impact Award is presented annually. The recipient is recognized at the ACBSP Annual Conference in June.

Download the full program details here.

2014 Recipient

David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation was the first recipient of the ACBSP Educational Impact Award.

Cohen was selected as the first recipient for his work in establishing "Internet Essentials," providing high-speed Internet to 450,000 low-income families who might not otherwise have access. Since 2011, Comcast has invested more than $225 million in cash and in-kind support to help fund digital literacy and readiness training and education.