Apr - Jun, 2010
Young, disconnectedand ready for mentoring
Jimmy Lynn |
The Washington Post
Jimmy Lynn, adjunct professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and longtime mentor to Year Up students, authors this piece that underscores the importance of providing young adults with the opportunities and support they need to succeed—especially those young people who are facing socio-economic challenges.
What Educators Are Learning From Money Managers
Daniel Fisher |
Daniel Fisher reports on how innovative schools collect data, look for small changes, intervene quickly and move resources to the formulas that work.
BELL Program Helps Richmond County Students in Language Arts and Math
Stephanie Toone |
The Augusta Chronicle
This Augusta Chronicle article highlights a ceremony honoring 480 students who participated in BELL, a program that seeks to help elementary and middle school students plan and prepare for challenges in math and language arts classes, so they can do well in class and in life.
Look After Yourself, Look After One Another: A Lesson Learned from Charity
The Huffington Post
Olympic gold medalist and best-selling author, Nikki Stone shares how she became involved with Right To Play in order to to help disadvantaged children reap the same benefits from sports that she has.
BUILDing opportunities through business
Daily Journal Staff
This article reports on the 11th annual Youth Business Plan Competition sponsored by BUILD, a four-year entrepreneurship program that helps underserved youth start their own businesses, graduate from high school, and get into to college.
KickStart International CEO Martin Fisher Receives Clarkson University Honorary Degree
Clarkson University News
Martin J. Fisher, co-founder and CEO of KickStart International, was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University’s 117th Commencement for his remarkable vision and innovative approach to alleviating poverty in Africa.
Goldman’s Golden Ticket
Jonathan Alter |
In this Newsweek piece Jonathan Alter suggests that companies with waning public images could regain credibility by giving large donations to high-impact nonprofits like Teach For America or Year Up.
Get in the Net
On its website, the Chelsea Football Club announces a partnership with Right To Play to support United Against Malaria. Through this new partnership, a coalition of leaders from across public and private sectors will combine efforts to tackle a disease that kills an African child every 30 seconds.
Building Educated Leaders for Life: Closing the achievement gap after school hours
Karin Piper |
This Examiner article highlights Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) for providing innovative summer and after-school education programs that help failing students to achieve advanced levels in core academic skills.
Fidelity launches US initiative to help 8th graders
Globe Staff |
This Boston Globe article details Fidelity Investments' plan to expand its Boston-based collaboration with Citizen Schools into the group's first national initiative.
Governor announces social innovation compact
Jonathan Palumbo |
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a Social Innovation Compact with representatives of the social innovation community, committing to expand the existing reach of innovative organizations into the state's communities.