Department of Education In August 2010, the Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation Fund (referred to as i3) gave its “highest ranking” to the Talent Development – Diplomas Now application from the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University in partnership with City Year, Communities In Schools and 14 school districts. It was one of the 15 highest-rated applications in the validation category of the i3 competition, which had more than 1,700 applicants.
The Diplomas Now initiative is funded with generous support from the PepsiCo Foundation. Established in 1962, the foundation is the philanthropic anchor of PepsiCo and is responsible for providing charitable contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations. The foundation is committed to developing sustainable partnerships and programs in underserved regions that provide opportunities for improved health, environment and education.
AT&T AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs.
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is committed to the goals of strengthening the Jewish people and improving public education in the US. Established in 1987, the Foundation adheres to the same values observed in the Schusterman home: a commitment to repairing the world, caring for community and providing all people with access to education.
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation seeks to transform the life trajectories of vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth. It makes long-term investments to promote effective public and private support of nonproﬁts with a potential for growth and compelling evidence that they can help more young people become successful, productive adults.
The Atlantic Philanthropies The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. For more than 30 years, Atlantic has made grants to advance opportunity and lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life’s circumstances.
Carnegie Corporation of New York Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s agenda focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ goal is to make sure every child – regardless of his or her zip code – has access to a quality education. Its education strategy is guided by research on best practices in student achievement. This research demonstrates that students are more likely to succeed if they receive rigorous preparation for high school in the middle school years; parental engagement to support student learning and effective teaching.