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May 15, 2023/Big Ideas

Spring Case Study Series: How Three Grantees are Leveraging School and Community to Improve Outcomes for All

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.

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January 30, 2023/Big Ideas

Feedback Survey 2022: What We Heard and What We Plan to Do About It

We surveyed our 2022 grantees and conducted nine in-depth confidential interviews to dig deeper. What follows is a summary of key themes put together by our third part interviewer – and how we plan to respond. 

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2022 Year In Review

December 20, 2022/Big Ideas

Hope in the Details: Our Year in Review 2022

As we contemplate the events of the past year and anticipate what’s to come in 2023, I am once again privileged to be in the position to share my thoughts and reflections on where we find ourselves today.

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September 27, 2022/Big Ideas

Schools as Community Infrastructure

This whitepaper offer a vision of schools as more than buildings. We want to think of schools (and all the extensions of schools, the many places where teaching and learning happen) as pieces of community infrastructure.

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July 12, 2022/Big Ideas

Our Roadmap to Community-Centric Grantmaking in Atlanta

There is tremendous innovation happening in the city’s education systems, as well as progress in the workforce and pivotal infrastructure development underway.

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July 6, 2022/Big Ideas

Local news is critical infrastructure. It’s time we treat it that way.

What role does journalism serve in a community? How does it interact with other municipal institutions to help deliver a vibrant, multiracial democracy? Aspen and Siegel convened journalists, media leaders, academics, local, state, and federal gov officials, civic leaders, and others to discuss.

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May 25, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Access to Empowering Social Connections

Our series Building an Equitable Innovation Economy asks how we might build innovative capacity that can bring more people into high-growth industries.

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May 23, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Financing Lifelong Skilling

We explore three pillars that set a stage where innovation can emerge: community-driven innovation, the sustainable financing of lifelong skilling and access to empowering social connections.

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May 18, 2022/Big Ideas

Building an Equitable Innovation Economy: Fostering Community-Driven Innovation

Looking at the landscape of innovation environments today, you see an increasing concentration of high-growth, “good jobs” within industries and within certain cities.

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May 16, 2022/Big Ideas

Introducing Our Workforce Strategy Series: Building an Equitable Innovation Economy

While innovation may be measured by productivity or patents, innovative capacity is seeded by access to skills building, collaborative and inclusive environments, and more.

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December 16, 2021/Big Ideas

Reflections on 2021 from Katy Knight, Executive Director

As we transition into the new year, I’m grateful for the chance to reflect on the lessons and insights that have guided our work during another year of unprecedented change. 

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