At QuadJobs, we believe that a good college education can be a game-changer in many ways, including opening up a world of professional opportunities. It’s why we think it’s so important to give college students access to jobs near their campus, so that they have the chance to make extra income to defray the cost of tuition and reduce their student debt.
We’re inspired by the work being done by Children of Fallen Patriots. This non-profit provides college scholarships and educational counseling to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We can’t think of a better way to honor those who bravely served our country than to provide their children with a game-changing college education.
Research shows that nearly 20,000 dependents have been left behind by troops killed in active duty over the past 35 years. Many surviving families struggle to make ends meet with 63% of spouses earning less than $50,000 per year. With no central database from which to find these children, Children of Fallen Patriots works to find each and every one and assist them in their educational journey. They have given aid to 1,550 students to date. Offering college financial assistance meets a real need felt by these deserving families and honors the legacy of those who gave their lives to our country.
Today, on Veterans’ Day, as we reflect on the gratitude we feel for our veterans and the service members currently serving this country, we’re inspired by the work being done by Children of Fallen Patriots. Not all of us will serve in the military, but we can join together to honor and support those who do. Children of Fallen Patriots is a beautiful example of how to do that.
QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs. From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules. The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews. Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience. Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.