A study released in 2014 by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA found that New York State’s schools are the most segregated schools in the country, more segregated than they were a decade ago. Between 1989 and 2010, the percentage of schools in the New York City metropolitan region that are majority-minority (meaning the student body is more than 50% minority students) increased from fewer than 50% to two-thirds, and schools that are 90% to 100% minority increased by 70% over this same time period. Recent data shows that majority-minority schools also have a higher percentage of low-income students.
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Philanthropy New York is proud to announce that our 37th Annual Meeting “Rethinking American Justice” will focus on the history and present application of justice in America – discussing what we call criminal and examining the kinds of reforms that could strengthen communities in New York City and across the nation. This half-day gathering of philanthropic leaders working across different programmatic areas will include inspirational stories and practical learning that all grantmakers can apply to their work.
In our increasingly mobile society, family philanthropies once defined by their proximity now encounter a new obstacle: geography.
We all want young people to thrive, make positive choices and reach their potential. But, engaging youth in any community can be challenging and requires all sectors to consider new ways of doing business.
At their core, social impact bonds are about learning from and scaling what works, and discontinuing what doesn’t. With the recent discontinuation of the social impact bond experiment supporting the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, now is the time to deeply consider the countless variables of this “pay for success” experiment, the potential of the funding model and the questions that remain to be answered.
Many foundations ask nonprofits to share their annual operating budget as part of grant application and reporting processes. But here's the dirty little secret (perhaps not so secret) - the numbers often aren't real.
Come explore the intersection of health, homelessness and aging.
Fiscal sponsorship has evolved as an effective and efficient mode of starting new nonprofits, seeding social movements, and delivering public services. Fiscal sponsorship has become a popular, widespread and a reputable vehicle for a flexible and immediate response to a range of activities from arts to environmental activism to international aid.
The long-term changes in the labor market that were accelerated by the Great Recession have disproportionately impacted low income populations served by job training programs.
Your grantees work tirelessly to address tough social issues and data science can help them do even more. While many organizations use data to report on past activity, it can actually help build a better future.
Leadership — we are all trying to bottle that secret sauce, the right mix of basic ingredients spiced up in individual formulas. Articles are written every day distilling its critical elements. With accomplished, confident leaders at the helm, organizations thrive. Indeed, foundations understand that the right leader is key to a grantee’s success. But as major demographic, economic, and political shifts abound, how does philanthropy prepare and support the next generation of non-profit leadership?
In the midst of this year’s presidential election, understanding the right to vote – and exercising this right – is critical to the future of the country. This issue has been at the center of American politics since the beginning, from the Founders’ debates to today’s hot topics: gerrymandering, voter ID laws, restrictions on open polling schedules, voter roll purges, and the flood of money unleashed by post-Citizens United era.
At the 2016 Conference on Scaling Impact, funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector gather to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know about the ins-and-outs — and what's licit and what's not — about using or funding advocacy to further your foundation’s work.