It was a day we’ll not soon forget. My colleague Mikayla and I were meeting with the first class of PIPs for School (P4S) Scholars at the Queens-based home of our host partner, RIVER FUND NY. …

Rows of solar panels in a grassy field. The sky is light blue and dotted with white clouds.

Have you ever been on a road trip and driven past giant fields of — no, not cows or corn — solar panels? Or driven around your neighborhood and noticed them on your neighbors’ roofs? …

Look up #philanthropy on Instagram and you’ll find 1.5 million posts. #donate has just over 6 million. And #charity? Over 12 million. …

By Ilya Lyashevsky and Melissa Cesarano, PIPs Partners and Guest Contributors

Tens of millions of people have been grappling with pandemic-related stress, depression, and anxiety, bringing into stark relief the importance of soft skills like emotional flexibility and resilience for psychological health and personal well-being. In light of this, it’s encouraging to see the emergence of an array of emotional wellness…

PIPs Rewards is a mobile platform that utilizes data-driven solutions to prompt and reward a range of beneficial behaviors from walking and bike-sharing to recycling and shopping. The PIPs App can even track when emotional literacy milestones are met (more on that in an upcoming blog).

The app’s north star…

It’s a question I get a lot. I run a company that rewards people, students mostly, for the good things they do every day (think recycling, taking the bus, or biking instead of taking a car, volunteering, etc.). Why do we reward them? Shouldn’t they be doing these things anyway?

Technology advances to keep higher education students engaged at home and when they return to campus.

Having made the massive move to remote classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities are now taking a measure of what enrollment will look like going forward. Could remote learning continue into the fall? “Will students come back?” a New York Times headline queries.

What can campuses do to…

Early in the book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” the author, Yuval Noah Harari, warns that humans may be investing “too much in developing AI” mainly to satisfy immediate economic needs while providing “zero incentive” to expand human consciousness and compassion. …

PIPs Rewards

Probing behavioral science, PIPs explores questions like: Why reward people for doing things they should do anyway? Learn more: https://pipseducationfund.org/

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