Leaders at CSforALL share their vision for new and better ways to think about “impact” - how it is defined, assessed, measured, and explained. This is part of a series about how our grantees think differently about impact.
NYC FIRST runs a facility dedicated to STEM learning at the local New York Public Library branch. Though not physically housed within a school, the STEM Center partners deeply with the public K- 12 school district as well as with the community at large. In very tangible ways, it is bringing school into the community and bringing community into the school.
At its best, a school is a place where students and young people have the opportunity to explore, think creatively, form social bonds, and learn about the world around them. To help make this vision a reality, Education Reimagined focuses on making learner-centered education available to each and every child in America.
While the summer months offer an excellent window into how schools and communities come together to jointly grow and teach our young people, these collaborative efforts ought to exist all year. It is against this backdrop that we elevate three organizations seeking to redefine the relationship between school and community, in ways big and small.
On the twentieth anniversary of Summit Public Schools, we interviewed Cady Ching, Summit’s incoming CEO. Cady has been a teacher, mentor, school leader and network executive, as well as a parent in Summit’s local community. In our conversation, Cady reflects on Summit’s values, the role that her identity and background play in her work, how she’s been preparing for her new role, and her goals and priorities for Summit.
On Wednesday, February 1, VP and Head of Grantmaking Joshua Elder and SVP and Head of Research John Irons hosted an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA), in which they provided an overview of our 2023 approach, renewed grantmaking interests, and other key updates to our work.