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The below article was published in US News and World Report on June 30, 2015: It's not enough to just bring STEM education into the classroom each day -- learning takes place outside of school, too. By bringing together educators, administrators, businesses and community organizations, leaders can... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, June was a momentous month in so many ways—on the national level as well as here in Los Angeles. We have also been busy as ever here at SCG, and I wanted to share some of our members' exciting recent work and dynamic conversations.  Below are just a few highlights of discussions... Read more
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Originally published by The Chronicle of Social Change on June 25, 2015. Elected officials, philanthropic organizations, and the new child protection office in Los Angeles County are all moving forward on a plan to put one person in charge of securing grants and donations targeted at preventing... Read more
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SCG member the Amgen Foundation has announced support of the new Woodrow Wilson Academy for Teaching and Learning (WW Academy) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The WW Academy is designed to transform teacher education as well as school leadership policy and practice nationally by... Read more
The below article was published in Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis's newsletter on June 17, 2015: Supervisor Hilda L. Solis recently introduced an innovative motion that would establish a new position of Philanthropy Liaison in the County to work specifically with the philanthropic community in... Read more
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Charitable giving rose 5.4 percent last year to a record $358.4 billion, according to estimates released today by "Giving USA," the annual snapshot of American philanthropy. The figures show that donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations last year topped the record giving figure... Read more
At the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, which was held in Denver from June 8-10, SCG meber LAUP (Los Angeles Universal Preschool) presented the progress of its Take Time. Talk! campaign, a CGI America Commitment to Action which aims to close the 30-million word gap that... Read more
The fight against inequality will take center stage at the Ford Foundation under a sweeping overhaul announced today by the nation’s second biggest philanthropy. Not only will Ford direct all of its money and influence to curbing financial, racial, gender, and other inequities, but it will give... Read more
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 application for the Halo Award, aimed at celebrating and strengthening volunteer efforts throughout Greater Los Angeles. Please forward this information across your networks and to your community partners who... Read more
Dear Colleagues, As we close out a busy spring season for the SCG community, I have a number of fascinating convenings to report on, as well as some exciting upcoming events to share! Below are just a few highlights of recent discussions and developing initiatives from the past month. And if you're... Read more
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