Education

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We believe education is a key factor in helping individuals reach their full potential and change the trajectory of their lives.  Our gifts have been directed to high performing schools and programs where quality education and positive mentoring experiences are lacking,  Recently, we have fine tuned this this support to promote interdisciplinary schools and training programs with a robust environment and/or social justice emphasis.  Our goal is twofold: help people prosper and equip future leaders to create a more sustainable world.

 

Our Recent Education Grants include:

Academy for Global Citizenship – an innovative Chicago Public Charter School, located in Chicago’s underserved Southwest side, committed to academic excellence, environmental sustainability and global mindedness, and as a protoype to reimagine learning in the 21st century, set to build the first net-positive energy, urban farm campus in the country

City Year (Chicago) – highly trained young adult mentors provide individualized support to at-risk students, while also establishing an overall positive learning environment, at public schools in high poverty communities

Cool Learning Experience – a year-round, nature-based, environmental learning program in Waukegan for children in grades 4-8, with a primary focus being an eight week summer session, that fosters the well-being of whole children, family and community

The Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) – a nationally recognized, non-traditional charter high school singularly focused on preparing first-generation urban students to go to college

Fiver Children’s Foundation – a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City, through a character building summer to year round after school time programs

Folds of Honor – provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in military service to America

GRIP Outreach for Youth – works to address the needs of fatherless teenagers in Chicago’s inner city by connecting youth with caring Christian mentors, its programs and recreations develop young people spiritually, mentally, and physically

The Kitchen Community – building multi-discipline learning gardens in public schools around the country, soon to reach 200 Chicago public schools

Mobile Kitchen Classroom with Stone Barns Center – empowers high school students in New York to become food citizens for a new, healthy and sustainable food culture through a hands-on, semester-long program that culminates with a Mindful Meal project to spread the word

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – provides entrepreneurship training and education programs to young people from low-income urban communities

Right Angle, a Noble Network of Charter Schools Program – creates awareness of, and provides funding for high achieving, low-income sophomores from Noble to participate in university sponsored academic enrichment programs

University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute – this innovative institute extends sustainability education campus-wide by creating interdisciplinary curricula and experiential learning for undergraduates and graduates; enhancing faculty and student research; expanding community and corporate partnerships; and demonstrating best sustainability practices throughout campus operations. Here students can learn, lead and serve with the economy, environment and social justice in mind, and cross collaboration is key.

Vote Everywhere (an Andrew Goodman Foundation program) – a national, non-partisan, civic engagement organization that trains student Ambassadors at university partners to register voters, bring down voting barriers, and tackle important social justice issues on their college campuses.

Windy City Harvest – as part of the Chicago Botanic garden, this accredited apprenticeship program in sustainable urban agriculture offers job training to young adults that may have barriers to employment, including formerly incarcerated individuals. In partnership, the Farm on Ogden development will train the next generation of farmers and chefs, and deliver nutrition education.

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