About Us

GlobalMindED is an educational and research non-profit organization committed to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline for first-generation-to-college, at-risk and low-income students and job seekers.  By incorporating research and implementing action based on our results, we aim to improve access and equity in K-12 and higher education through improved graduation rates and sustainable careers. Our mission supports the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its focus on college and career readiness.


GlobalMindED focuses especially on first-generation-to-college and low-income learners to address and reduce the significant obstacles they face; one-third of all college students in the nation fall into this category. We provide professional development workshops and career opportunities to benefit first-generation students, those who work with them and those who hire them.


Our Mission

GlobalMindED convenes uncommon collaborators in education, business, STEM, government, and the nonprofit sector to address one of our nation’s most pressing issues: increasing access and opportunity for first-generation students. Our primary goal is to bring first-generation students together with educators and professionals who are dedicated to helping them succeed in academia and the workplace. We also support all faculty, administrators and staff  along the education and career pipeline to provide the most opportunities possible through strong networks, resources and relationships that lead to student success..

  • GlobalMindED Will:
  • Increase access and opportunity for first-generation college students through relationship building, internship opportunities, and general success
  • Pay special attention to increasing opportunities and access to STEM-related majors and careers for first generation students and women.
  • Bring together the world’s authorities on education, economics, health, and business
  • Hear the voices of policy experts who will define innovative ways to improve education for our lowest performing and least resourced students
  • Feature outstanding first-generation speakers and panelists who are changing the world through cutting edge technologies and ideas.
  • Emphasize that our nation’s future economic abundance is linked to educating today’s students for tomorrow’s complex jobs.
  • Broaden the perspective of every professional and student participant from the local to the global – in education and careers - as we emphasize the world’s interconnectivity.