Mott Foundation Chairman and CEO William S. White responds to a recommendation by the upper house of the Russian parliament to put the Foundation on a list of “undesirable” organizations. The matter is now under review by the country’s prosecutor general and other officials.
A national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems, Oran B. Hesterman founded the Michigan-based Fair Food Network in 2001. In just five years, the Network’s signature program, Double Up Food Bucks, has become a national model for healthy food incentives. Hesterman talks about its positive impact on underserved communities and family-owned farms in this Q & A.
Participation in a high-quality summer program prevents learning loss — helping to close the achievement gap by sidestepping the “summer slide” that erodes reading and math skills for too many students across the country, according to America After 3PM, a report from the Afterschool Alliance.
Kids with a college savings account are three times more likely to attend and four times more likely to finish college than kids without accounts — even with as little as $500 in savings. Read more from Inside Philanthropy about this approach to helping kids succeed.
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