What You Need To Know About Youth, Media, Technology and the Future of Education and the Workforce

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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The new media ecology can be overwhelming, with a growing array of digital devices, a proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), alternative credentialing offered with digital badges, and the ubiquity of apps and social networks.

Recent reports have noted that teens own an average of 3.7 tech devices; 77 percent of university presidents have stated that their institutions offer online courses; and 300,000 students studied with Stanford University professors through the Coursera MOOC. Meanwhile, minority youth are using smartphones and mobile technology to access the Web in significant numbers, but lack opportunities to create and share, rather than passively consume, digital content.   

Discover how media and technology are transforming education today and our workforce tomorrow. Speakers will highlight emerging trends and discuss the implications for grantmaking programs in education, youth development, the arts and workforce development.


  • How foundations can stay abreast of and be responsive to changes in the digital media learning landscape
  • Your questions about media learning in the context of technology, arts, education, youth programs and workforce development
  • The changes in the “digital divide” issue, which has evolved from basic Internet access to the ability to engage with and create content for the Web 
  • Examples of successful science, arts, engineering and technology initiatives, and the implications for public education, higher education and nonprofit organizations


A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by Booth Ferris Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the David Rockefeller Foundation, in collaboration with the Media Impact Funders, NYC Youth Funders, Communications Network and Workforce Funders.

This program is "Partially Open."


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All intersted funders