The June 23 coalition meeting focused on how Ohio schools are preparing to reopen after closure due the COVID-19 pandemic and philanthropy’s potential roles.
The April 22 Education Initiative Coalition meeting focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting early learning, K-12 and post-secondary education in our communities and how philanthropy is responding.
Learn about Ohio’s proposed K-12 school funding plan (HB 305) and what it means for local schools and closing equity gaps between districts. Educational investments are a powerful tool for ensuring high-quality education for all students to succeed regardless of zip code.
Learn how manufacturing sector partnerships can help close the skills gap and support workforce development and career pathways for Ohioans. Jessica Borza and Sara Tracey, who lead the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association workforce services team, will describe regional, industry-driven workforce solutions; provide examples from emerging and established manufacturing sector partnerships across the state; and define the roles philanthropy can play in the different phases of sector partnership implementation.
Learn about Waterford UPSTART, a technology-based, in-home kindergarten-readiness program. UPSTART’s disruptive innovation approach offers new dimensions of affordability, choice and accessibility for developing school readiness and empowers parents to engage in their children’s education. This program began in Utah and is actively expanding to pilots to Ohio and other states.
A public-private partnership crafted this brief to inform policy makers about ways to ensure more Ohioans have access to a bright future and that our state is able to grow and support a thriving economy.
Learn about Council for a Strong America (CSA), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors and prominent coaches and athletes – totaling more than 9,000 individuals – who advocate for research-based policies that support children, youth and families as well as communities, states and the nation. In Ohio, they currently have over 400 members.