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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see many of 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 over the past month:

By Age 3, Inequality is Clear: Rich Kids Attend School. Poor Kids Stay With a Grandparent.
Washington Post, September 26, 2017
Economics reporter Heather Long highlights the differences between families that can and cannot afford preschool and child care, drawing from a report called, “Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality.” The Education program provided a grant to New York University to support dissemination of this report.

The Next DACA? Trump Administration Turns to Another Class of Immigrants
CNN Politics, September 11, 2017
An analysis by Human Rights grantee Immigrant Legal Resource Center is cited in this article about the Trump administration potentially targeting immigrants who hold “temporary protected status.”

5 Ways Climate Change May Be Making Hurricanes Worse
TIME, September 08, 2017
Climate and Clean Energy grantee Climate Central is mentioned in this article that helps explain the ways in which climate change is playing into increased hurricane activity.

Las Cumbres Observatory Connects Us to the Cosmos
Santa Barbara Independent, September 1, 2017
This is a comprehensive profile about Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), a unique global network of robotic telescopes located just outside Santa Barbara, California, that enables continuous observatory of phenomena in space over time. The Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program recently awarded a $1 million grant to LCO to build and deploy a new 1-meter telescope that will allow 24-hour continuous monitoring in the northern skies.

If you are a current Foundation grantee and would like to be featured in our “Making Headlines” series, please send us a note: [email protected].