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.
Indiana’s Safe Harbor afterschool and summer programs — jumpstarted with 21st Century Community Learning Center funding — focus on STEM-related activities to build Michigan City’s next-generation workforce. Originally featured as a case study in Mott’s 2011 Annual Report, here’s an update on the innovative Hoosier program.
Long-time funder and advocate for the field of afterschool, Mott Chair and CEO William S. White has been honored by LA’s BEST, one of the largest afterschool programs in the country. It serves 28,000 elementary school children each day in greater Los Angeles.
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.
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