We Help Underserved Youth Be Workforce Ready & Build Brighter Futures

We’re on a mission to help underserved youth unleash their potential and future proof their careers by equipping them with the most in-demand skills that employers want and AI can’t automate: soft skills

The Problem

Marginalized youth lack opportunities to develop soft skills and its impeding their economic mobility. Knowing how to navigate office politics (for example), network, collaborate, and communicate effectively can make or break a career! In fact:

“Of employers say that “soft skills play a critical role in their hiring decisions while 89% have passed on a hire due to a lack of soft skills.”

~ 2023 LinkedIn Talent Solutions

With your support, we will close this gap and provide underserved youth with tuition free training to create pathways to better jobs and a brighter future.

You can change a life.
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Our Story

2019

We set out to prepare high school and university students for professional success by closing the education-to-employment gap.
With this mission, Divon Academy was born.

2020

Then Covid happened. Schools went online.
We did too but decided to expand to the corporate sector. We realized that companies were having problems training and retaining their young talent and stepped into help. In fact, now that people were working remotely the soft skills gap was getting wider…

2022

By now we were off and running; delivering programs to Fortune-500 companies and thousands of professionals all over the world. We had also developed an innovative learning program called Success GPS which was having major impact.

2023

Divon Academy turned EdTech with the launch of our first e-courses and programs.

Business Schools began to embrace our programs and integrate Success GPS as a ‘for credit’ career prep. course in their schools.

The Divon Academy Foundation was born with the mission of helping underserved youth access world class career-prep training.

 This is where YOU step in…

Let’s level the playing field for underserved youth Let’s unlock potential and transform lives.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Elan Divon

Founder, CEO and Chief Learning Officer, Divon Academy

Elan Divon is a Harvard-trained author, speaker, and founder of Divon Academy …

Andrea Harry Bibbs

Founder and CEO of The ACB Group

Andrea Harry Bibbs is the Founder and CEO of The ACB Group, a boutique media and marketing …
Mana Saranj
Advisor

An accomplished real estate developer and businesswoman with a passion for education, Mana manages

Alon Ozery

Founder of Ozery’s Bakery, Author, entrepreneur and podcast host.
Alon Ozery is a down-to-earth entrepreneur who, alongside his co-founders, established Ozery Bakery in 1996 with a simple…
Vikas Saraf
Senior Actuarial Analyst
Vikas Saraf is a senior actuarial analyst at Allianz Partners USA. He has worked in the property and casualty insurance…

Executive Advisory Board

Leonard Haynes, Ph.D.
Former Education Advisor to the White House & University President
A former senior director with the Department of Education, and former executive director of the…
Lori Tauber Marcus

Founder, Courtyard Connections, LLC

Ms. Marcus serves as an independent board director for several companies: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (NYSE: FDP)…
Marty Pompadur
Media Industry Executive & Former EVP of News Corporation
Mr. Pompadur joins Divon Academy’s Executive Advisory Board after a prolific and distinguished 60 year…
Larry Namer
Founder, E! Entertainment Television | President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group

An entertainment industry veteran with close to 50 years professional experience in cable television, live…

Aida Rodriguez

Managing Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Ascension.
Aida C. Rodriguez is Managing Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Ascension: a national minority owned…
Arjun Saraf
VP of Finance and Administration, New Haven Mortgage Income Fund
Born in Toronto and raised in New Delhi, India. Arjun completed his undergraduate degree at Carleton…

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