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Resources for Families Affected by the LAUSD Teachers' Strike and Federal Government Shutdown

Publication date: 
01/15/2019

The current strike by teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, as well as the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, are affecting thousands of individuals and families in our region and across the nation. From students and teachers to federal government employees and military personnel, many families are struggling to cope with the financial impacts of these events.

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From Creative Disruption to Systems Change: A 20-Year Retrospective on the Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Program

Publication date: 
10/24/2017

“A three-month sabbatical for nonprofit leaders can be a lever for whole systems change.”
- From Creative Disruption to Systems Change: A 20-Year Retrospective on the Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Program

The Durfee Foundation released the report From Creative Disruption to Systems Change: A 20-Year Retrospective on the Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Program. The results of this evaluation show both the short and long-term benefits for individuals and organizations that partake in a well-planned sabbatical.

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Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020

Publication date: 
08/25/2017

The Amgen Foundation announced that it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influences their daily lives.

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A Date Certain: Lessons from Limited Life Foundations

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03/21/2017

The limited life approach in philanthropy has received increased attention in recent years. But across foundations, perpetuity is often still seen to be the default, and there is considerable uncertainty about the practice of spending down.

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The State of Early Care and Education in Los Angeles County

Publication date: 
03/20/2017

The early years of a child’s development lays the foundation for success in school. According to Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, 700 to 1,000 new neural connections form every second in the first few years of a child’s life. 

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Report on Systems Change Through Collaboration

Publication date: 
02/13/2017

Foster youth interact with numerous systems and agencies-- many of which have distinct ways of operating, depending on the organization. To ease the navigation of these practices and policies, collaboration between these public and private entities is critical. When systems are not aligned, opportunities for learning and improvement are missed and often times, transition age foster youth are overlooked in the process.

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