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Program Associate, Climate and Clean Energy

Person: Sedina Sinanovic

Sedina Sinanovic is a program associate for the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2022, she was a fellow with the Schmidt Family Foundation where she researched climate change implications on human rights and its intersections with conflict, migration, and climate justice issues. She has previously… Continue Reading

Page: Organizational Effectiveness for Foundation Grantees

The Heising-Simons Foundation supports organizational effectiveness (OE) to help current Foundation grantees address organizational needs in a variety of areas — including talent investment, financial health, strategic communications, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Grants are meant to complement the grantee’s core program grant, and address key and timely organizational priorities. The Foundation’s OE  initiatives… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation

District Innovation and Leadership in Early Learning (DIAL EE) is fiscally sponsored by Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, an organization that partners with state and local education leaders and entities to build a strong and valued public education system that serves every student.

Grant Highlight: Public Media Group of Southern California

With a mission to use the power of media for public good, Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) creates, curates, and distributes content and experiences that open people’s minds, lift spirits, and connect people to each other and to the world.

Grant Highlight: Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN), University of Oregon

The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Oregon has the mission of translating discoveries in basic neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences on physical and emotional health. CTN houses research projects, science communication initiatives, professional development, and intervention program development,… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: California Education Partners

California Education Partners (Ed Partners) was founded in 2010 to connect administrators, principals, teachers, and families to remove unfair barriers standing in the way of student success. Ed Partners provides support for districts to tap the insight and expertise of professionals working in their systems to surface solutions to set up students to thrive.

Grant Highlight: The Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University

The Children’s Equity Project (CEP), housed at Arizona State University and led in partnership with scholars from institutions across the United States, focuses on closing opportunity gaps and dismantling systemic racism in learning settings to ensure that children reach their full potential.

Post: 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.