The James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors approved $1.475 million in grants at its quarterly meeting last week. Of the two approved grants, one is in our California Democracy program and the other one is in our Youth program.
I'm pleased to announce the release of Organizing for Success: California's Regional Education Partnerships by EdInsights (formerly IHELP), co-funded by The James Irvine Foundation and the College Futures Foundation. This report documents lessons from regional partnerships across California and emphasizes the need for supportive state policies.
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.
The 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award recipients were recently announced at a luncheon held in Sacramento. This year's class of leaders offered innovative solutions to some of California's most critical challenges. Below are some highlights from the conversation happening over Twitter.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards: Sandra Gutierrez, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, Los Angeles; Jody Lewen, Prison University Project, San Quentin; Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Oakland; Bill Pace and Beth Sirull, Pacific Community Ventures, San Francisco