Senior Director of Linked Learning
Anne Stanton was appointed senior director of Linked Learning in January 2015. She served as program director from 2003–2014, with principal responsibility for the Foundation’s Youth program. Prior to joining the Foundation, Anne served as the executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco from 1994 to 2003. During her tenure, she led the organization’s growth from a $3.5 million budget with 50 employees to an $8.7 million budget with a staff of 115, operating 18 programs from 10 sites that served approximately 3,000 homeless and runaway youth each year. Before joining Larkin Street, Anne served as associate executive director of Covenant House in New York City. In 2005, Anne was appointed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell to the California P-16 Council, a statewide assembly of education, business, and community leaders charged with developing strategies to better coordinate, integrate, and improve education for students in preschool through college. In 2009, Anne was elected to the Board of Directors of Grantmakers for Education, the nation’s largest affinity membership organization for private and public philanthropies that support improved education outcomes for students from early childhood through higher education. She was elected board chair in 2012. In 2011–2012, Anne was privileged to serve in an advisory capacity to the White House Council for Community Solutions work focused on Opportunity Youth, and currently serves on the Leadership Council for The Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund. Anne holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a master’s degree in social work from New York University. She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management and of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Editor’s Note: Our Senior Director for Linked Learning, Anne Stanton, joined forces with Alison Powell of The Bridgespan Group to reflect on our ten-year journey to build the Linked Learning field in California. “Adventures in Adaption”, from the Spring 2015 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, shares their insights about key pivot points and lessons learned along the road. We excerpt the article here. You can read the full article on the SSIR website.Read the Story
For the past five years, SRI International has been conducting an independent evaluation of the Linked Learning District Initiative. Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of new findings drawn from all nine participating districts.Read the Story
Eleven years ago, The James Irvine Foundation gave me the amazing opportunity to create a vision and strategy for improving college and career outcomes for California’s youth. My colleagues and I were given the resources, confidence, and support to implement that vision in partnership with amazing leaders across the state, and the time to watch the vision of Linked Learning take hold and become a reality for more and more young people.Read the Story
In the midst of all the noise and spin about this week’s election results, I want to make sure you are aware of a very major victory for the Linked Learning field — the passage, by a two-thirds majority, of Measure N in Oakland! Measure N will generate $13 million a year for Oakland public schools, which will be used to expand Linked Learning to every high school in the district, and to open up postsecondary pathways for students.Read the Story