Projects 2016-11-27T09:08:21+00:00

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And the Global Social Impact Steering Group (GSG) Honors go to… A year of growth in impact investing

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on And the Global Social Impact Steering Group (GSG) Honors go to… A year of growth in impact investing

Winners draw our attention, which is why awards and contests and prizes have proliferated madly in our attention-challenged world. And so, this week’s awards at the “GSG Impact Summit” in Chicago will draw attention [...]

Philadelphia Story: An Ambitious Campaign to Spread Opportunity Into All Corners of the City

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Here's a proven alternative to the gentrification of American cities. For decades the “Philadelphia Story” was about steady economic decline. That story is being rewritten today as many Americans rediscover the advantages of cities—inviting [...]

When Kids Are Held Back, Gains Can Follow

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NEW EVIDENCE ON LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF GRADE RETENTION IN THIRD GRADE FINDS SOME GOOD NEWS AMONG THE NUANCE Does repeating a grade help — or hurt — a student’s long-term academic progress? New research [...]

This Trendy Cafe Trains Refugees To Become Cooks

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Named for poet Emma Lazarus, who wrote the sonnet mounted on the Statue of Liberty, the restaurant offers paid culinary training to refugees, asylees and survivors of human trafficking. The eatery tailors its learning [...]