Childbuilders: “Prevention is the Heart of the Thing” – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

One way to help ensure that kids turn into thriving adults is to reduce their exposure to abusive situations. That logic of prevention is why the Houston Endowment has long been investing in a nonprofit called Childbuilders.

Childbuilders: “Prevention is the Heart of the Thing” – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.

A Bid to Tackle Youth Unemployment, With a Focus on Employers. But Will it Work? Inside Philanthropy

There’s keen interest right now in connecting young people of color to the work world, and the Rockefeller Foundation is a big funder in this tough terrain. One of their strategies? Changing employer attitudes.

A Bid to Tackle Youth Unemployment, With a Focus on Employers. But Will it Work?  – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.

This Insurance Foundation Cares About After-School Programs. Just Ask the Group That Got $4 Million  – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

It’s been a busy fall for After-Schools All-Stars (ASAS), the national organization which received a windfall back in March in the form of a multi-year $4 million dollar grant from the New York Life Insurance Foundation.

via This Insurance Foundation Cares About After-School Programs. Just Ask the Group That Got $4 Million  – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.

Off the Beaten Path: Why RWJF is Boosting Young Men and Boys of Color in Rural Areas – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy

While young men of color are very much in the spotlight right now, the challenges facing urban youth tend to dominate discussion, especially after Ferguson. So it’s both significant and interesting that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is engaged in what it calls the “largest private investment in rural young men of color to date,” with a focus on the South and Southwest, two parts of the country that are often shortchanged by national funders.

via Off the Beaten Path: Why RWJF is Boosting Young Men and Boys of Color in Rural Areas – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.

Are Bikes a Way to Boost Youth? This Funder is Betting the Answer is Yes – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

The M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust recently gave a nice chunk of change to Bike Works in Seattle, seeing its work in youth development and physical education as a strong combination for helping young people to build practical skills and get active all at the same time.

via Are Bikes a Way to Boost Youth? This Funder is Betting the Answer is Yes – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.

I Am in Surgery Today

Kiersten Marek:

Thoughts and prayers (and extra kindness toward others in her honor) today as Diane Ravitch gets her knee replacement.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

I am getting a total knee replacement today.

But don’t think for a minute you won’t hear from me!

I have written several posts in advance to cover for my absence today and tomorrow.

I will have my iPad in the hospital and in the rehab that follows.

Several people asked if they could send flowers.

In a word, no. If you want to make me happy, send a gift to the Network for Public Education or to your local organization of parents and educators working together to save public schools.

Or, perform an unsolicited act of kindness, to a child, to someone in need. And when you do, send me your love and thoughts.

And, if you are so inclined, I am always grateful for prayers.

Diane

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