Social Finance is partnering with Acuitus, an education provider dedicated to transforming learners into information technology (IT) experts, and impact investors on a Career Impact Bond. The project serves 300 learners who are unemployed or underemployed, including veterans and civilians, with the objective of transitioning each graduate into the workforce and into sustainable, leading-edge IT careers.
Acuitus began its work in 1999 in concert with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Today, the organization supports programs within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Innovation, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army.
Increase career training access: Expand access to industry-recognized IT training and wraparound support services so that people facing barriers to education and employment, including veterans, can become system administrators, network engineers, and IT specialists.
Support measurable career advancement: Help learners develop the skills they need to pursue and achieve measurable career advancement in IT occupations at leading organizations across a number of industries.
Catalyze wider economic mobility: Take a strong step toward catalyzing economic mobility at scale by transforming education for veterans and others who have historically faced significant barriers to education and employment.
How It Works
Provide funding to expand Acuitus' programming and cover learners' tuition.
Provides training and wraparound support services to learners.
Learners repay tuition if they obtain and maintain employment with annual salaries exceeding $45,000.