Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
- ServiceNation: 5 Years Later: Grading Washington on National Service ServiceNation and Voices for National Service released a report yesterday marking the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The piece focuses on three areas in which leaders in Washington have failed to fulfill the promises of the legislation. ServiceNation urges all elected leaders that now is the time to grow national service for Americans of all ages. ServiceNation is an America Forward Coalition member.
- Arkansas Traveler: UofA Partners With Charter School The University of Arkansas has partnered with the KIPP schools to provide UA students in the College of Education and Health Professions with the chance to learn and possibly teach at KIPP schools. In return, KIPP students will be provided with scholarships and student support services, such as tutoring at the UofA. New Profit is a proud funder of KIPP.
- First Business News: Corporate Doorway [VIDEO] A feature on Year Up, where Chuck Coppola discusses how the organization aims to bridge the gap between urban youth and the tech jobs in the corporate world. New Profit is a proud funder of Year Up.
- TechCrunch: For This Mother’s Day, Crowdfund Medical Care For Moms In Developing World Through Samahope “For this Mother’s Day, San Francisco-based Samahope is suggesting that you do things a bit differently. They’re putting on an #HonorYourMom campaign to crowdfund medical treatments for mothers in developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. You make a contribution in your mother’s name to Samahope.”
- Christian Science Monitor: Full STEAM ahead: Schools add art to STEM curricula “Across the nation, many schools are taking steps to integrate different academic disciplines, some adding art studies into traditional STEM curricula, as part of a growing effort to better connect science and technology with innovative thinking.”
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