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May 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Measuring Impact: Building on the Knowledge and Experience of the Computer Science Education Movement 

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.

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May 15, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: NYC FIRST

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.

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May 15, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Transcend’s Innovative Models Exchange

Transcend was founded on a belief that schools must be reimagined using a community-based approach, so all children can thrive in and transform the world.

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May 15, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Education Reimagined

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.

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May 10, 2023/From Our Grantees

What Teachers Actually Want for Teacher Appreciation Week

Against the backdrop of teacher burnout and poor pay, computer science teachers have some suggestions about how individuals and systems can recognize teachers.

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May 10, 2023/From Our Grantees

Reflecting on Five Years of Partnership: How CSforALL Made ‘Crazy’ into Mainstream

Leigh Ann DeLyser and Katy Knight discuss the origins and evolution of CSforALL and the broader movement for computer science education

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May 3, 2023/From Our Grantees

RPA: Creating Change Through Integrating Long-Range, Regional Planning, and Advocacy

As RPA holds its annual Assembly to convene stakeholders across the region this week, we sat down with RPA President and CEO Tom Wright to discuss RPA’s unique approach, the battles it’s fought, and the partnerships it’s built. Along the way, Tom explains how RPA is a little like a submarine, why the solution for better airport access lies in looking west, and how and why RPA works to promote ideas whose time has not yet come.

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May 2, 2023/From Our Grantees

ICA Fund: Building an Economy That Works for All by Accelerating Small Businesses

Communities of color and women have fewer opportunities for wealth creation. ICA Fund addresses this problem by providing coaching, connections, and capital to grow Bay Area businesses while also closing racial and gender wealth gaps. We sat down with ICA Fund CEO Allison Kelly to discuss ICA Fund’s model, how it differs from traditional finance institutions, and where they’re headed in 2023+

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April 4, 2023/From Our Grantees

Feedback Labs: Making Feedback and Listening the Norm in Aid, Philanthropy, Nonprofits, and Government

Feedback and listening aren’t nice-to-haves for nonprofit organizations, funders, aid groups, and governmental agencies; they’re essential if organizations are to effectively serve the community and to center their work on equity. We sat down with Feedback Labs’ CEO Britt Lake to discuss Feedback Labs’ model, priorities, and the benefits that come from listening and acting on feedback.

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March 22, 2023/From Our Grantees

A New Leader at Summit Public Schools

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.

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March 17, 2023/From Our Grantees

BRIC: Supporting Community and Economy Vibrancy through Technology and Entrepreneurship

We sat down with Marguerite Dibble, a native Vermonter, entrepreneur, and interim executive director at the Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) to find out what makes the Precision Valley special, what BRIC is doing to leverage community assets and values, and what other rural communities can learn from BRIC’s experience.

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