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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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March 3, 2023/From Our Grantees, News

Breaking the Glass Bottleneck: The Economic Potential of Black and Hispanic Real Estate Developers and the Constraints They Face

Grove Impact and ICIC, with funding from Siegel Family Endowment, release new report demonstrating the economic potential of increasing diversity in real estate development. Report estimates removing constraints facing Black and Hispanic developers could address long standing racial wealth and housing gaps 

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February 2, 2023/From Our Grantees

Engineering for Change: Multidimensional Engineering in Practice

E4C Fellows reflect on engineering for social change, the value of collaboration, and shaping career trajectories It’s rare for engineers to have accessible and multidimensional…

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December 9, 2022/From Our Grantees

Bootstrap: Computer Science Across the Curriculum

How Bootstrap works with teachers, schools, and districts to provide professional development that can be integrated across subjects.

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December 8, 2022/From Our Grantees

The Tech Interactive: Computer Science for Building a New Generation of Curious Problem Solvers

How The Tech Interactive in San Jose is Bringing Computational Thinking and Data Science Into Its Exhibits, Programs, and Teacher Support

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December 7, 2022/From Our Grantees

Dr. Marina Bers: Computer Science Education as Coding Playgrounds

How to teach coding and computational thinking to our youngest learners

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December 6, 2022/From Our Grantees

Museum of Science, Boston: Computational Thinking for Elementary Educators

How the Museum of Science is helping elementary educators bring engineering thinking to their classrooms

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December 5, 2022/From Our Grantees

UCLA’s Center X: Computer Science Education for an Equitable World

How the UCLA Computer Science Equity Project is advocating for equity in CS and active civic participation

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