Children, Youth, and Family

The statistics are hard to ignore, and you may already be familiar with many of them. In 2010, guns took the lives of more than 31,000 Americans in homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings.
As foundations continue to assess where they can maximize the social return on their charitable investments, many are looking at issues of gender norms and equity.
The prevalence of computers in modern society has led to a greater need for technology-based curricula and wired classrooms for students of all levels. Top online PhD programs are now available, but some primary schools don’t have a single computer.
One year on from last summer’s riots, the Olympics present an important opportunity to harness the potential of sport for good.
How should a mid-sized foundation position its initiatives in this age of austerity and how can one county and community foundation influence state-level decisions?
On April 18, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Dubuque, Iowa to launch the Together for Tomorrow campaign.
I never imagined that I would actually be the inaugural winner of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award until my name was announced during the awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
For the past two decades, the James A. Joseph Lecture has been one of the intellectual high points of the Council on Foundations Annual Conference.
The International Youth Foundation recently released a report that looks at the growing education and social challenges facing youth around the world.
The call came to West Central Initiative early in the work day on Dec. 17: Minnesota was one of nine states chosen for the Department of Education’s Race to the Top early childhood challenge grant. We greeted the news with excitement.

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