Stories

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.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update, Winter 2014

President’s Update, Winter 2014

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

Education, STEM

Preparing Teachers to Make Lasting Impact

Preparing Teachers to Make Lasting Impact

Evidence-based initiatives are helping to ensure that teachers have the skills and knowledge they need to deliver relevant, meaningful educations to today’s students.

Foundation

The Foundation’s Vision (video)

The Foundation’s Vision (video)

Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., Board Chair, and Lauren B. Dachs, President, share the Foundation’s vision to build a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California.

Education, STEM

Grantee Story: Education Outside (video)

Grantee Story: Education Outside (video)

Education Outside’s innovative programming provides opportunities for students to interact with nature, bringing learning to life in outdoor classrooms.

Education, Character

Grantee Story: California Bar Foundation (video)

Grantee Story: California Bar Foundation (video)

The California Bar Foundation seeks to improve K–12 civic learning and engagement opportunities by convening a task force of California education leaders to champion policy and practice recommendations, and recognizing exemplary school program models statewide with civic learning awards.

Character

Grantee Story: Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (video)

Grantee Story: Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (video)

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is an outdoor adventure base that offers numerous opportunities for youth to engage with the natural environment, while developing character and leadership.