Open Up Resources, the leading nonprofit increasing equity in education by making the highest quality curriculum and professional learning accessible to educators, today announced its recent certification as a Great Place To Work®, a testament to the organization's commitment to fostering an inclusive and empowering workplace culture. A forerunner in maintaining an all-virtual workforce, Open Up Resources employs 65 team members nationwide with an extended community of more than 50 independent contractors, teachers and educators.
The Great Place To Work® distinction is a direct reflection of the sentiments reported by Open Up’s dedicated employees, who are instrumental in advancing the organization’s mission of promoting equitable classrooms nationwide. Fully 89% of team members affirmed that Open Up Resources provides the right programs and career support – 32% higher than the U.S. industry average. Furthermore, 98% of staff members attested to feeling warmly welcomed upon joining the Open Up Resources family, underscoring the organization’s distinctive, entirely virtual culture, and its unwavering focus on prioritizing its people.
Great Place To Work® is the eminent authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership principles proven to drive revenue growth, enhance employee retention, and stimulate innovation. Officials at Great Place To Work noted the significance of the Certification and its exclusive reliance on real-time feedback from employees about their workplace environment.
“The Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Open Up Resources stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”
“We are absolutely thrilled and humbled to receive the prestigious Great Place To Work-Certified™ status, reaffirming our unwavering commitment to prioritizing the employee experience on a daily basis, regardless of location ,” said Jason Isaacs, CEO of Open Up Resources. “Our continued success is a direct result of the tireless dedication of our entire exceptional team. We wholeheartedly celebrate and extend our gratitude to each and every one of our staff members for their contributions in earning this incredible recognition.”
“At Open Up Resources, we believe in embracing change and providing unwavering support for our employees’ professional growth. What truly distinguishes us is a culture of collaborative community, which is closely aligned with our mission,” said Rachel Martinez, Chief of Staff at Open Up Resources. “Every team member, whether employee or contractor, contributes to building a community that equips educators with the tools they need to create equitable classrooms. This certification validates our collective dedication, and we are honored to share this recognition with all our teams!”
About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place To Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place To Work-Certified.
About Great Place To Work®
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work® brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Their proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified™ or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com
About Open Up Resources
Open Up Resources is a non-profit publisher in pursuit of delivering equitable learning experiences for all students. Open Up Resources provides educators best in class, research-based PreK-12 curricula and professional learning so they may support every student’s academic success and create in-class experiences that celebrate, honor, and empower all students with a keen focus on historically excluded student populations. To learn more about Open Up Resources’ mission and work, click here.