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April 11, 2024/News

We are fueling a Public Interest Technology adventure with Roadtrip Nation!

At Siegel we believe that to build a future where technology serves the public interest and improves people’s lives, we need more than just technologists—we need people who come from many disciplines and backgrounds and can apply their unique skills and perspectives to solving big problems that span tech and society.  

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February 21, 2024/Big Ideas, News

Announcing the $2.2M Learning Landscapes Challenge

Siegel Family Endowment and the Walton Family Foundation have come together to launch the Learning Landscapes Challenge – a $2.2 million competition to design and build future-ready K-12 education environments.

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February 5, 2024/Big Ideas, News

Playback: Siegel’s 2024 Ask-Me-Anything”

We hosted an an “Ask-Me-Anything” webinar to share our plans for 2024 and open the floor to any questions about it. You can find the recording and presentation used here.

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January 9, 2024/News

Siegel Announces Partnership with New National Science Foundation Program

Siegel Family Endowment is proud to be a founding philanthropic partner of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s newly launched $16 million Responsible Design, Development and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT) program.

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December 21, 2023/News, Reflections

Pursuing Progress Through Inquiry, Innovation, and Intentionality: Our Year in Review 2023

Pausing for reflection at the end of each year offers us the opportunity to look back with pride at the work of our team and our grantees, and also to provide some forward-looking guidance as we think about our work for the year to come.

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November 13, 2023/News

Fall 2023 Events Recap

Our team criss-crossed the country this Fall to participate in convenings and conferences across our three interest areas.

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October 23, 2023/News

Event Recap: Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference 2023

Partners from our place-based grantmaking in Atlanta joined the SFE team for a panel with a “Newlyweds”-style game show twist where we reflected on significance of collaboration, trust-building, and the inclusion of diverse community voices in transforming schools into critical public infrastructure and promoting equitable education models.

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August 25, 2023/News

A New Contract for Artists in the Age of Generative AI

So far, artist concerns over Generative AI has been tackled as a copyright issue, but Siegel’s Research Advisor for Emerging Technology, Eryk Salvaggio, suggests it is an opportunity to ask bigger questions about data rights.

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July 1, 2023/News

Op-Ed: AI: It’s not magic; it’s computer science

In order to prepare students for the world they are set to enter, our education systems ought to prioritize teaching AI, rather than banning it. Thankfully, we already have much of the curriculum in place to do so. Our Executive Director Katy Knight, explains that while AI may seem like magic, it actually rests on skills that CS educators have taught for decades.

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June 26, 2023/News

Event Recap: JFF Horizons 2023

Our focus on innovative finance options and work-based learning programs stems from our commitment to creating an equitable innovation economy, one that enables all people and their communities to achieve economic prosperity. It’s with this frame that members of our team attended Jobs for the Future’s (JFF) Horizons conference last week.

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June 19, 2023/News

Op-Ed: Let’s Use This Juneteenth to Focus On Narrowing Racial Housing Gaps

Low rates of homeownership mean Black households lack a tremendous source of wealth generation that could allow them to enter competitive fields like real estate. And without enough diverse developers with proximity to the challenges facing urban and low-income neighborhoods, it’s no surprise there continues to be a lack of affordable and accessible housing within these communities.

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