As I took on the CEO role at the James Irvine Foundation, I set out to listen to leaders across California to hear their ideas and advice for the next chapter of Irvine’s work. Over the past five months, I've spoken with many of our state's most passionate, bright, and thoughtful leaders from business, government, and the social sector who shared insights and ideas as we discussed hopes and challenges for California today.
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.