The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in September 2018.
Undocumented young people and their families are integral to the social, economic, and cultural fabric of California. The state is home to roughly 3 million undocumented residents, with an estimated 72,000 undocumented youth attending California’s public institutions of higher education. Today, the Heising-Simons Foundation is thrilled to be one of the inaugural funders of the California Campus Catalyst Fund (the Catalyst Fund), a three-year, $10 million initiative designed to expand and create programs in the higher education system to support undocumented students and their families.
For more than 10 years, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made grants that reflect our deep care for, and interest in, young children and their education. It’s a child’s early years of life that are especially formative and we, among many other champions of early childhood education, recognize that this is the time to lay the foundation for the future.
Early care and education exists at the intersection of health, welfare, and education. Each of these fields is governed by its own set of values and political constraints, which can result in policy fragmentation and a lack of coherence. This fragmentation affects access to, and the quality of, the programs and services needed to support… Continue Reading
Some of the greatest gains for children come through effective teaching practices delivered in high-quality learning environments. The Effective Practice portfolio supports effective practices within the systems and settings in which children develop and learn. The goal of this strategy is to improve educational proficiency rates for young children from low-income families and children of… Continue Reading
The Education program envisions an early childhood education (ECE) workforce that is well-prepared, appropriately compensated, diverse in its policy leadership, and supported. The long-term goal of the Stabilizing the Early Childhood Education Workforce initiative is to ensure that all professionals in the early childhood education workforce have the knowledge, skills, and institutional supports needed to… Continue Reading