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Program Associate, Climate and Clean Energy

Person: Mitchell Lee

Mitchell Lee is a program associate for the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2020, Mitchell worked as a research assistant at Cornell University’s Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, and interned with the United States House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Mitchell received… Continue Reading

Post: The 2030 Climate Challenge

The 2030 Climate Challenge is a competition launched by Lever for Change to award $10 million to the most impactful and durable solution aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030. These three key sectors currently account for more than half of the national GHG emissions. To make real progress in decarbonizing our national economy, we need solutions that can effectively decarbonize these areas.

Post: COVID-19 Response: Decontamination of N95 Masks

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises, shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) are forcing hospitals, care centers, and first responders across the country to reuse their limited supply of these critical resources. The lack of new (and sterile) protective devices puts healthcare workers at increased risk of infection. 

Post: 2019 State of Preschool Yearbook: Action Needed to Prevent Long-term Damage to Pre-K Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has released the 2019 State of Preschool Yearbook, a survey on state-funded preschool programs that tracks student enrollment, resource allocation (including staffing and funding levels), and policies that support quality learning. In the midst of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the Yearbook also provides information on where children are served, operating schedules, and other program features relevant to planning for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.

Post: Jennifer Shipp Joins the Foundation as General Counsel

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Shipp has joined the Heising-Simons Foundation as general counsel. Jennifer will oversee the Foundation’s legal affairs and provide expertise and guidance for its strategy development, grant making, contracting, governance, and other areas.