Becky Regan

AllHere

AllHere, a software startup founded and headquartered in Boston, combats absenteeism in public school districts through technological services. The platform helps educators document absences, recognize patterns of absenteeism, and create action plans. AllHere’s products have been shown to successfully recover 47% of truant students, reduce chronic absenteeism by 30%, and improve the attendance of 83% of all students. In 2020, BII made an equity investment in AllHere to fund growth. Learn more

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EdTech Startup, AllHere, Receives Equity Financing from BII

We’re proud to announce an equity investment in AllHere, a software startup founded and headquartered in Boston that combats absenteeism in public school districts through technological services. Founded by Joanna Smith, a woman of color and a former district attendance and family engagement coordinator for the Boston Public Schools, this platform helps educators document absences, recognize patterns of absenteeism, and create action plans. AllHere’s products have been shown to successfully recover 47% of truant students, reduce chronic absenteeism by 30%, and improve the attendance of 83% of all students!
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, these services are more vital than ever. In the words of founder Joanna Smith, “Equity is absolutely at stake. When school returns this fall, there will likely be an increase in distance or remote learning, or blended in-class and remote learning, and with that, students of color and students in Boston whose families are facing economic challenges will need our collective support, more than ever.”
We look forward to supporting AllHere’s indispensable work in our schools and communities.

BII’s Deborah Frieze Co-Authors Article on Using Nature as our Guide

In their article, Forging a post-COVID recovery with Nature as our Guide, Deborah Frieze and Sallie Calhoun ask how nature would recover from a disruption like COVID-19, building from a conversation they had with António Simões of HSBC at The Performance Theatre in Seattle last year. “In nature,” they write, “resources often flow to where they’re needed most. Imagine a world in which big banks, global corporations and the one percent functioned like oak trees, serving as an integral part of the community, redistributing financial capital to support productive capacity throughout the entire system.”

Read the article here.