Category Archives: Communities

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Prioritizes Family Engagement in Student Achievement

  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) is partnering with the White House to discuss transformative family engagement as a major contributor to a child’s school readiness and success. Transformative family engagement is a shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities aimed at helping students learn and achieve. The White House recently held a first-of-its-kind Symposium…

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Celebrate Nonprofits on World NGO Day

  February 27th is World NGO Day, a day for all Non-Government Organizations (including nonprofits) worldwide to share their initiatives and experiences with others. This is a day to celebrate and recognize the contribution, support and vital work all local, regional and international nonprofit organizations do all day, every day, year round.  How can you…

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Transformational Organization: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  Today, we’re highlighting the work of a Transformational Organization: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.  Not only is it the world’s best museum for children, but it’s also an organization committed to supporting our community.  The Children’s Museum provides several free and discounted admission programs, including: Free one-year membership for foster parents and their children. …

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Zero Tolerance Policies Don’t Make Schools Safer

  The Vera Institute of Justice recently published, “A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools”.  Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice which uses research to help leaders improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.  “Zero tolerance” policies mandate suspension or expulsion of…

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Serve on MLK Day 2014

The 2014 MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. Are you ready to get out and serve on Monday, January 20th? Making time to volunteer for the 2014 MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while…

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Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Fellows Program

  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting applications for the WKKF Community Leadership fellowship program. Over a three-year period, fellows will engage in shared learning experiences designed to help transform them into effective agents of social change. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $20,000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses related to quarterly cohort meetings, for…

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Lumina Foundation Initiative to Boost Postsecondary Education

  Recently, Transform Consulting Group blogged about new research that shows that by 2020, 65% of jobs will require at least some college education.  This month, Indianapolis based Lumina Foundation announced that 20 communities would be the organization’s first partners in a new initiative designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of…

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Women Leading Philanthropy Symposium

  Registration is now open for the Women Leading Philanthropy Symposium being held on April 2-3, 2014 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Organized by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, symposium attendees will learn from leaders in philanthropy, social innovation, and enterprise who apply innovation, disrupt…

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Indiana Bicentennial Endorsement & Grant Programs

  In 2016, Indiana will celebrate 200 years of history as a state. Indiana’s Bicentennial Celebration aims to honor our state’s history in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. This month, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission launched an endorsement process to promote and support external…

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Women in Nonprofits Leadership Symposium

  Women across the state who dedicate their lives to worthy causes in the nonprofit sector will have the opportunity to attend a Women in Nonprofits Leadership Symposium on October 24th, in Kokomo. The Women in Nonprofits Leadership Symposium is designed to connect and inspire the women who strive daily to improve our communities and…

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