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Critical Choices in Post-Recession California: Investing in the Educational and Career Success of Immigrant Youth

Publication date: 
06/2014
This Migration Policy Institute report examines the educational experiences and outcomes of first- and second-generation immigrant youth ages 16 to 26 across California’s educational institutions, encompassing secondary schools, adult education, and post-secondary education.
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Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture, and Systems Knowledge

Publication date: 
06/2014
The Migration Policy Institute report identifies the unique needs of newcomer parents across the range of expectations for parent skill, engagement, and leadership sought by ECEC programs, and strategies undertaken to address these needs. The study is based on field research in six states, expert interviews, a literature review, and a socio-demographic analysis.
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Asian and Pacific Islander Health and Wellness: A San Francisco Neighborhood Analysis

Publication date: 
05/2014
Commissioned by the Asian Pacific Islander Council (API Council) and prepared by Davis Y. Ja and Associates, this study marks a preliminary assessment of the structural indicators of health and wellness of Asian Pacific Islander populations in the San Francisco. 
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Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California

Publication date: 
04/2014
The Foundation Center announced the release of a landmark report on foundation support for organizations and programs working to prevent—and address the consequences of— domestic violence in California. Enabled through a grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, and using data from the Foundation Center’s research database, Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California is the first-ever examination of philanthropy’s contribution to the field of domestic violence. The report provides a landscape analysis to inform community organizations, funders, government agencies,...
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Implementation Grants

Publication date: 
03/2014
This tool offers information on the geographic areas served by DACA-related grants and grant details such as dollar amount, duration, date issued, strategies supported, and investment type.
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Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale

Publication date: 
02/2014
A special supplement sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2014 edition. It was created to capture the latest thinking about how nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, public funders, and social entrepreneurs can increase the impact of successful solutions to urgent social challenges. In the following pages, leaders from across the social sector offer their perspectives on “scaling what works” — what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs to happen to ensure that proven and promising solutions find their way...
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What the Department of Homeland Secutity Can Do Right Now

Publication date: 
10/2013
This article was published by the National Immigration Law Center in October 2013 and outlines suggested practical options the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can exercise in ensuring that its detention and deportation system benefit immigrant families.
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Resources from Why Summer Matters: Challenge & Opportunity in Summer Learning for Children & Youth

Publication date: 
03/2013
The impact of summer learning loss on young people’s academic achievement is astounding. Research from Johns Hopkins University has shown that two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income and middle income 9th graders is attributed to the differences in their summer learning experiences in elementary school. Despite this shocking fact, there hasn’t been clear direction about solutions. This briefing presented compelling new research about quality-summer programming in California that is having a measurable impact on students' achievement.

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