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Education, STEM

The Promise of Quality Science Education for All

The Promise of Quality Science Education for All

California leaders are working to bring the power of high-quality science instruction to every young person in the state. This focus is especially important as society seeks to eliminate systemic racism, a pandemic underscores the importance of scientific literacy, and distance learning becomes the norm in the new school year.

Education, Character

Supporting the Youth Development Workforce

Supporting the Youth Development Workforce

Rebecca Goldberg and Alex Hooker contribute strategies and perspectives to the Journal of Youth Development.

Foundation, Education

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

Arron Jiron updates the Foundation Board of Directors on the early effects of COVID-19 as well as mitigation efforts by our grantees and partners.

Education, Character

Fertile Ground for Philanthropy: Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

Fertile Ground for Philanthropy: Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

Rebecca Goldberg writes about opportunities for grantmakers to positively influence adult practices that support social and emotional learning for young people.

Education, Character

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Y-USA’s new Character Development Learning Institute provides training, tools, and knowledge to YMCAs across America.

Education, Character

Character Development: Connecting Peers to Improve Practice

Character Development: Connecting Peers to Improve Practice

The Foundation is supporting national youth development leaders to promote deeper understanding of the value and practice of building character.

Education, STEM, Character

Education Program: Investing in Knowledge, Skills, and Character

Education Program: Investing in Knowledge, Skills, and Character

Susan Harvey describes how the Foundation is building on early STEM funding, and supporting youth character development.

Education, Character

The Power of Play (video)

The Power of Play (video)

Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid and creates a place for every kid on the playground – a place where they belong, have fun, and are part of the game.

Education, Education policy

Children Now (video)

Children Now (video)

Children Now leverages its in-house policy expertise and coordinates a broad, diverse network of organizations who care about kids to make children the top priority in California.

Education, Character

The New Presidio Parklands Project (video)

The New Presidio Parklands Project (video)

The New Presidio Parklands Project will create a civic space reconnecting Crissy field with the heart of the Presidio, including an expanded campus for youth development and experiential learning programs.