Getting children off to school in the morning can be tough. Challenges like unreliable transportation, housing insecurity, or recurring health issues for either children or parents are some of the major barriers that keep students away from the classroom. What is less known is that chronic absenteeism (missing two school days or more every month)… Continue Reading
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 2019.
It has been over 10 months since I joined the Heising-Simons Foundation as its first Human Rights Program Director. Over that time, I have had the chance to meet movement leaders, who have broadened my perspectives of the work to combat mass criminalization, and I have also deepened my existing relationships with those I have… Continue Reading