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Page: Data for Action

The long-term goal of the Data for Action initiative is to enable public agencies in California to meet the needs of young children and their families by using high-quality integrated data to guide continuous improvement, and inform policies and practices. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to create an integrated family-driven system of services… Continue Reading

Page: Creating Coherent Early Math Instruction in California

A growing body of research reveals that early mathematical skills—and growth in these skills over the early elementary years—correlate more strongly with academic skills in later elementary school than any other early indicator. Research also shows that children from families with low incomes and children of color are less likely than their peers to be… Continue Reading

Post: Introducing Our New Director of Human Rights

I’m delighted to announce that Angie Junck will join the Heising-Simons Foundation as our new, and first ever, director of Human Rights. Angie comes to us with expertise in immigration and criminal law and policy, as well as deep nonprofit experience, most recently serving as the supervising attorney and director of immigrant defense programs at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), one of our grantee partners and an organization she has been with for more than 13 years.

Post: The Foundation’s Updated Climate and Clean Energy Program Strategy

The devastating impacts of climate change have hit home recently. Powerful hurricanes ravaged Puerto Rico and parts of Texas and Florida last year. Wildfires rage across the Western U.S. And many parts of the world have been hit even harder. The Foundation recently refreshed its Climate and Clean Energy program strategy, recognizing the importance of efforts to prevent even worse climate change impacts in the future, and the urgency of curbing pollution and accelerating the transition to clean energy.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, August 2018

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 August 2018.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

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 July 2018. The Earth Machine Science Magazine, July 26,… Continue Reading

Post: Northwest Passage Project: Exploring a Changing Arctic

On August 23, a group of scientists, students, education, and film professionals will sail into the Northwest Passage of the Canadian Arctic for the Northwest Passage Project, an innovative scientific and educational expedition that will explore and collect data about this polar region.