Join us for an unforgettable evening at the 2022 Innovative Learning Awards!

Please join us in celebration as we come together for the first time in two years for a memorable evening filled with music, food, drinks, and connection. We invite you to support our work buy securing your ticket for the event, becoming a sponsor, or simply making a tax-deductible contribution towards the event.

With your help, we can continue to strengthen learning relationships for more than 200,000 students across the country.


Event Logistics

WHAT: This year’s Innovative Learning Awards will be an extra-special evening as we come together in person for the first time since 2019 to celebrate the successes and resilience of our students, teachers, and families. Reserve your tickets today to enjoy the ambiance and waterfront views, hear from special guests, and so much more!

WHERE:  Current at Chelsea Piers – Pier 59, 23rd Street & West Side Highway, New York, New York

WHEN: The event will start at 6PM ET on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022.

Note: Your safety is our top priority. Attendees will receive an email regarding COVID safety protocols in advance of the event.

Meet Our Honorees

Mark Malaspina

Mark Malaspina, Educational Impact Award

As the President, Mark is responsible for driving PowerMyLearning’s program innovations and research agenda and for deepening PowerMyLearning’s relationships with school districts, software partners, and education organizations. As the former President of The Grow Network, an education company he co-founded in 2000 and sold to McGraw-Hill in 2004, Mark brings strong experience in education to this role. Under Mark’s leadership, Grow served more than 20 million students in the U.S. and internationally and demonstrated its impact in differentiated instruction and parent engagement through studies by nationally recognized research organizations, such as the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Children & Technology.

Travis Terry

Travis Terry, Community Leadership Award

Travis Terry was named President of Capalino, the largest urban strategy firm in the United States, in November 2020, after serving as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer for nearly a decade. In his role as President, Travis oversees the firm’s operations and execution of its corporate purpose of helping clients succeed in the New York region and playing a key role in spearheading the future of NYC.

Travis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Plan Association, Coro New York, Friends of the QueensWay and is Chair of the NYC Board of Advisors of PowerMyLearning. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Executive Leadership Forum of BritishAmerican Business.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships support PowerMyLearning’s programs and help us continue to strengthen the triangle of learning relationships between students, families, and teachers nationwide. For questions or additional information, please reach out to Vanessa Kranwinkel at

Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Looking for More Ways to Support Our Work?​

Text “PML” to 269-89 to learn how to make a mobile-friendly, secure donation today or explore more options to support the students, teachers, and families we serve nationwide.


“Teaching takes everything – my mind, my emotions, my passion, my empathy, my patience… my love. I have to bring it all to the classroom every day and PowerMyLearning has helped me become more effective.”

Mr. Steven
Second Grade Teacher, Former PowerMyLearning Triangle Awardee