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Author: Nondas Paschos

Board Chair Liz Simons Delivers Remarks on Women, Girls, and Mass Incarceration

Liz Simons, Chair of the Board of the Heising-Simons Foundation, delivered a slightly revised version of the following remarks at the Giving Pledge Virtual Learning Session “Shifting Power: Breaking Down Structural Barriers for Women”. The event was held on November 30, 2022.

Q&A with Maritza Maldonado, Executive Director of Grantee Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment

Established in 2012, Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment (Amigos de Guadalupe) is a nonprofit organization based in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose, California, that primarily serves the immigrant community with financial security, educational, housing, and advocacy opportunities. Amigos de Guadalupe is also one of the founding members of the Si …

Eight Early-Career Scientists Awarded 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

The Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s 51 Pegasi b Fellowship(link) recipients. The eight early-career scientists were selected based on their outstanding research achievements, innovative research plans, and potential to impact the field of planetary astronomy. 

Podcast: Talking Early Math With Education Program Officer Kim Brenneman and Grantee TERC

Marlene Kliman, senior scientist at grantee TERC, and Kim Brenneman, program officer of the Education program at the Heising-Simons Foundation, join grantee Reach Out and Read’s podcast to talk about the foundational principles of early math learning, and the importance of fostering positive math attitudes, confidence, and learning among all children.

Preparing 100,000 STEM Teachers for American Classrooms: Q&A With 100Kin10

It’s no secret that U.S. students lag behind many developed nations in mathematical proficiency, and that our country could be doing a lot more to close that gap––for example, recognizing the critical role of early mathematics education in children’s long-term success, acknowledging the inequities in the current system, and seeking change by employing solutions that can improve educational practices on a large scale.

American Mosaic Journalism Prize Awarded to Julian Brave Noisecat and Ryan Christopher Jones

The Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 American Mosaic Journalism Prize: Julian Brave NoiseCat and Ryan Christopher Jones. NoiseCat and Jones join a distinguished group of prize recipients, alongside past winners Jaeah Lee, Valeria Fernández, Abe Streep, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Rebecca Nagle, Darcy Courteau, David Dennis Jr., and Michelle García.

Introducing Two New Program Officers for the Human Rights Team

The Human Rights program challenges the mass criminalization of Black, Brown, and people of color. We support ecosystems working to dismantle systems of incarceration, including immigrant detention, while also supporting them to build the vision of a world they want to see, not premised on punishment.

Board Chair Liz Simons Delivers Remarks on Intersectionality

Liz Simons, Chair of the Board of the Heising-Simons Foundation, delivered a slightly revised version of the following remarks at The Giving Pledge Virtual Learning Series, “Equity and Intersectionality: What Do Philanthropists Need to Know?” on December 7, 2021.

Introducing Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez as Program Officer for Science

We are excited to announce the addition of our newest member to the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program!