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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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Resources from Youth Voice: Supporting Youth to Promote Systems Change

Publication date: 
06/2012
Not every young person is lucky enough to enjoy the support of a functional family or social network, and many depend on the state in some capacity to help develop the skills necessary for achieving professional success and personal stability. In recent years, the Zellerbach Family Foundation , Stuart Foundation and W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation , among others, have supported organizations that use "youth voice" as a strategy to build the capacity of youth to advocate effectively for changes in the systems that directly affect their lives. This briefing provided an overview of "...
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Snapshots of Philanthropy: Akonadi Foundation

Publication date: 
10/2010
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the Akonadi Foundation and its work giving students of color every opportunity to go to college.
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Snapshots of Philanthropy: S.H. Cowell Foundation

Publication date: 
08/2010
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the S.H. Cowell Foundation and its work to build stronger families by supporting a community's long-term commitment to change.
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Snapshots of Philanthropy: The James Irvine Foundation

Publication date: 
08/2010
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member The James Irvine Foundation and its work in a promising alternative approach to high school that links classroom learning with student interests and job preparation to motivat students and help them gain an advantage in high school, college and careers.
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Snapshots of Philanthropy: Sierra Health Foundation

Publication date: 
08/2010
The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the Sierra Health Foundation and its work helping homeless and foster youth manage and protect their life documents.
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California Funders Announce New Fund To Support Youth Organizing for Social Change

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12/02/2020
SAN FRANCISCO -- Today a group of Northern California foundations launched the Youth Power Fund , which supports nonprofits that organize young people in the region and advocate for social change. In the current political climate in our nation, the...

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