We’re Following the Student
Elizabeth González introduces a new expression of our Youth program strategy and Bridging the Gap, a new initiative and framework supporting successful student transitions.
Joining Forces to Build Career Capital for Youth
We want to share some exciting news as Anne leaves the Irvine Foundation this week.
Linked Learning Educators Rock!
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, watch a video from the Linked Learning Alliance featuring passionate teachers who are re-engergized by their profession.
Regional Partnerships in Education
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.
Adventures in Adaptation
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.
New Findings Highlight Linked Learning Progress
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.
Important News from Our Youth Program
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.
Oakland Passes Funding Measure for Linked Learning
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.
Oakland Students Tell Their Linked Learning Stories
One of the many reasons we are excited about Linked Learning is because it ignites students’ passions by creating meaningful learning experiences in career-oriented pathways. Linked Learning is showing that when students love what they’re learning, they work harder, dream bigger, and learn more.
Linked Learning: The Story of Whoa
We have written a lot about why we think Linked Learning is such a promising approach for helping young people succeed in college, career and life.