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News and announcements as well as ideas and commentary about innovation in the social sector.

July 2020

Recovery and Response Efforts

Following a period of immediate emergency response in 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial reckoning after the murder of George Floyd, we pivoted and repurposed the funds formerly designated for the Barra Awards to establish “Recovery and Response Efforts (RARE).” Read more about our RARE funding to date.

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June 2020

Our Crisis

Today we reach out as we face another crisis that is affecting our cities and shaking our nation to its core.

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September 2018

Convening: Innovation High Schools

There’s no single definition of what is meant by an “innovative” approach to education. Successful innovation requires iteration and work to cultivate an environment where both students and educators are encouraged to take necessary risks and learn from their failures.

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