Stories

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.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update, Spring 2015

President’s Update, Spring 2015

Lauren B. Dachs writes about the Foundation and its work.

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.

Education, STEM

Teacher Residencies (video)

Teacher Residencies (video)

California public school students deserve teachers who are well-prepared from their first day of work. The Fresno Teacher Residency aims to meet this need by providing an innovative pathway to teaching that is grounded in exactly what Fresno students will need.

Education, Character

Techbridge (video)

Techbridge (video)

Techbridge offers high quality afterschool programs that expose girls to science, technology and engineering. Techbridge builds their confidence and skills by engaging them in hands-on projects and connecting them with industry mentors to inspire them to go to college and pursue science, technology, and engineering careers.

Education, STEM

Supporting High-Quality Teaching with the New Standards

Supporting High-Quality Teaching with the New Standards

California has adopted a new set of academic standards in mathematics, English Language Arts, and science. To support teachers, leaders and students in shifting their practice, the Foundation has two initiatives underway: Math in Common® and CA K-8 NGSS Early Implementation Initiative.

Water, Environment

Introducing PPIC’s Water Policy Center (video)

Introducing PPIC’s Water Policy Center (video)

The PPIC Water Policy Center was created to build on the successful model of strategic research and engagement that defines all of PPIC’s work. It connects nonpartisan, objective research to real world water management debates, with the goal of putting California water policy on a sustainable and constructive path.

Water, Environment

Grantee Story: The Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis (video)

Grantee Story: The Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis (video)

The Center for Watershed Sciences enhances our understanding of the state’s water systems, informing their management.

Land, Environment

Conservation Powered by Community

Conservation Powered by Community

LandPaths brings together community volunteers as environmental stewards, building a future where fewer financial resources are needed to maintain public lands.

Education, Character

Grantee Story: Positive Coaching Alliance (video)

Grantee Story: Positive Coaching Alliance (video)

Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.