A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.
Ten months after launching a coalition pledging to train and hire 100,000 American youths who face systemic barriers to jobs and education, Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, Microsoft and other major companies will hold interviews at Seattle's CenturyLink Field on May 5. more »
Ballmer Family Giving, the youth-focused philanthropy organization representing former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie, has joined a funding partnership that aims to award $1 billion in grants to high-performing charities that serve low-income youth. The new collaborative, Blue Meridian Partners, is led by the New York-based Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. more »
A coalition of 17 companies, including Philanthropy Northwest members Alaska Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Starbucks, have pledged to train and hire 100,000 16- to 24-year-old Americans who face systemic barriers to jobs and education. more »
Kristen Holway, Senior Manager, Learning Practice | Findings from several large, peer-reviewed research studies over the last 15 years show that some of the worst health and social problems in our country arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). A recent study by experts from Washington State University and the Foundation for Healthy Generations is shedding light on the incredibly predictive role trauma plays in our communities and schools. more »