A GROWING SERVICE OFFERING
This year, the GEM Hub has expanded its service offerings to provide assessment services for U.S.-based students at SNHU and One Summer Chicago. This Chicago-based, city-run program serves inner-city high school learners and operates the largest summer employment program for youth in the United States. The GEM Hub also added student support services, such as tutoring and academic workshops.
Furthermore, the GEM Hub expanded its service offerings to provide instructional design, curriculum development and IT support services. More specifically, the GEM Hub collaborated with U.S.-based SNHU teams on the design and development of a U.S.-accredited associate degree in IT that will be made available to both U.S. and global students, including refugee students.
Additionally, the GEM Hub is collaborating with the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre to design and develop a custom course entitled “Introduction to Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.” The course draws upon the expertise of the GEM Hub related to:
This growth strategy leverages the GEM Hub Rwanda, which provides high-quality assessments of students’ academic work for both international and U.S. learners. The recently-opened GEM Hub South Africa will further support this strategy.
To reach our sustainability targets, we have identified two primary methods for growing and diversifying the GEM Hub business model:
While the success of the GEM Hub in lowering degree costs is critical, it is the potential of the Hub to cover costs for GEM’s core programs that will help it to sustain and grow GEM’s impact.