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November 9, 2023/Big Ideas, Reflections

Event Recap: A Design-Thinking Workshop to Launch a Second Phase of Work in Atlanta

To conclude the first phase of our community-centered grantmaking in Atlanta and usher in a second one, we hosted a day-long workshop to envision next steps.

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October 31, 2023/Research

Meet Our 2023-2024 Siegel Research Fellows

Siegel Family Endowment is happy to introduce the 2023-2024 cohort of researchers, academics, and public policy experts who make up the foundation’s Siegel Research Fellows Program.

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October 24, 2023/Research

A Lookback on the 2022-2023 Siegel Research Fellows Cohort

Our second cohort of Siegel Research Fellows earned accolades, presented research, published articles, and built community while reckoning with the transformative effects of generative AI on every facet of society.

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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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October 9, 2023/Big Ideas

Five Lessons for Funders from Our Community Reinvestment Work in Atlanta

A year in, we reflect on our partnership in Atlanta and consider what comes next.

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September 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: HYPOTHEkids

Our latest case study highlights how HYPOTHEkids uses hands-on science with young people to open pathways and identities that spark curiosity, help them see themselves as scientists, and go
on to engineer a better future.

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September 18, 2023/Big Ideas

Fall Case Study Series: How Four Grantees are Building Enduring and Frontier Skills

Siegel Family Endowment is committed to supporting organizations that are on the frontlines of building an equitable future by helping to nurture enduring skills and frontier skills. We explain how we’re conceptualizing these vital skills and how our thinking has evolved over time. We also share case studies of four grantee organizations that are realizing the promise of enduring and frontier skills in meaningful ways.

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September 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Biodesign Challenge 

Our latest case study highlights how Biodesign Challenge encourages students to explore ways that biotechnology and biodesign principles and processes can be leveraged to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. In doing so, Biodesign Challenge is equipping a new generation of leaders with enduring and frontier skills and mindsets that they will need in order to contribute substantially to emerging industries.

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September 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Project Invent

Project Invent offers design thinking, engineering, and entrepreneurship professional development opportunities
to middle and high school educators across subject areas. With this training, educators lead their students to identify a real problem in their community and invent a technology solution. Project Invent empowers students with 21st-century skills to succeed individually and impact globally, through invention.

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September 14, 2023/From Our Grantees, Reflections

Funding Students in Need Past the Finish Line

We sat down with Last Mile’s founder and CEO, Ruthe Farmer, to discuss the practical challenges that college students from low-income backgrounds face, Last Mile’s “abundance approach,” and what industry and higher education can do to better support students in their last mile.

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September 8, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Genspace

Our latest case study highlights how Genspace, the world’s first community biology lab is building meaningful connections and
redefining who can participate in science.

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