Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy;Health;Immigration

Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences

Probing the changing makeup of American college campuses, this report by the Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. of Malden, MA, offers unparalleled insight into the journeys of today's graduate students born to immigrant entrepreneur parents.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Northeastern)-Massachusetts;North America-United States (Western)-California;North America-United States (Northeastern)-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia County-Philadelphia;North America-United States (Southern)-District of Columbia-Washington;Africa;Africa (Southern)-South Africa

Arts Corps Program Evaluation Report

Arts and Culture, Education and Literacy

Arts Corps Program Evaluation Report

Founded in 2000 on the principle that all young people -- not just those with resources -- should have access to quality arts learning opportunities, Arts Corps is now a leading nonprofit arts education organization in Seattle. Starting with just a few classes at six sites, Arts Corps now serves over 2,000 K-12th grade students a year at approximately 40 sites.

Arts Corps places after-school classes and in-school residencies primarily at schools and community centers serving low-income youth who often have few other opportunities for arts learning. Programs cover the spectrum of arts disciplines from dance to visual arts to photography to music, and include popular classes such as Brazilian dance, theater, comic illustration, spoken word, sculpture and more. Programming is designed to foster artistic competencies and creative habits of mind such as imagination, healthy risk-taking, reflection, persistence and critical thinking. The program operates on a school year, with select workshops occurring in the summer months.

Arts Corps has conducted program evaluation since inception and has refined its focus each year to better explore and describe the impacts of arts classes on students. This report represents Arts Corps' evaluation work during the 2011-2012 program year.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-Washington-King County-Seattle

An Appeal to All Americans: National Commission on Civic Investment in Public Education

Education and Literacy

An Appeal to All Americans: National Commission on Civic Investment in Public Education

A national commission comprised of top education and philanthropic leaders is calling with new urgency for an increase in the nation's commitment to and civic investment in public education. An Appeal to All Americans also represents the first national and independently authored report to outline standards of practice for public and local education funds.

As federal and state governments make dramatic cuts to public education funding, the independent National Commission on Civic Investment in Public Education urges the public to redouble its efforts to ensure that the nation's public schools provide a high-quality education for all young people.

The Commission, created by Public Education Network (PEN), was charged with making a renewed case for civic investment, highlighting the work of organizations that can build and channel that investment, and developing standards for the rapidly-rising number of citizendriven, local public education assistance organizations - local education funds (LEFs), school foundations, etc. - working throughout our nation to improve public schools.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Midwestern)-Illinois-Macon County-Decatur, North America-United States (Northeastern)-Connecticut-Fairfield County-Bridgeport, North America-United States (Southern)-Alabama-Mobile County, North America-United States (Southern)-Florida-Hillsborough County, North America-United States (Southern)-Maryland-Carroll County-Westminster, North America-United States (Western)-Washington-King County-Seattle

Smallest Victims of the Foreclosure Crisis: Children in the District of Columbia

Children and Youth, Community and Economic Development, Education and Literacy, Housing and Homelessness

Smallest Victims of the Foreclosure Crisis: Children in the District of Columbia

Examines trends in the number of public school students affected by the foreclosure crisis, their demographic characteristics, and concentration by neighborhood or school. Discusses implications for housing and education agencies and providers.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Southern)-District of Columbia-Washington

Collective Impact Case Study: The Road Map Project

Education and Literacy

Collective Impact Case Study: The Road Map Project

The Road Map Project seeks to double the number of students on track to graduate with a postsecondary degree or career credential in the South Seattle and South King County, Wash., region by 2020, as well as to close achievement gaps. It will do this by driving a dramatic improvement in student achievement from "cradle to career" in South Seattle and South King County. The project builds on the belief that collective effort is necessary to make large-scale change and has created a common goal and shared vision in order to facilitate coordinated action, both inside and outside schools.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-Washington-King County

Arts Education for All: Lessons From the First Half of the Ford Foundation's National Arts Education Initiative

Arts and Culture, Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Arts Education for All: Lessons From the First Half of the Ford Foundation's National Arts Education Initiative

Provides an overview of an initiative to expand access to integrated arts education with partnership building, advocacy, and strategic communications activities. Discusses Ford's theory of change, challenges, lessons learned, and case summaries.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California, North America-United States (Southern)-Maryland, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Minnesota, North America-United States (Southern)-Mississippi, North America-United States, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Ohio, North America-United States (Southwestern)-Texas, North America-United States (Southern)-District of Columbia-Washington

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