You Have to Pick a Side
7/13/2020 - As part of my continuing journey of allyship, I am reading Ibram X. Kendi's book How To Be An Antiracist. While Kendi's premise is so simple, what he asks us to do is, admittedly, difficult—because a "racist" is defined as "supporting a racist policy through actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea."
Insights into Small Business as a Path to Economic Security for Parents Who are Returned Citizens
7/22/20 - Anand Dholakia shares perspectives gained from a purpose- and equity-driven evaluation of the Aspire Entrepreneurship Initiative, conducted in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Justine Petersen.
Continuous Quality Improvement for Kindergarten Readiness
Ready for School, Ready for Life
How can a community ensure that every child in their county has access to health and education resources and opportunities they need so they can enter kindergarten ready to learn?
How do you promote healthy and fulfilling aging during a pandemic?
5/15/20 - This report from Anand Dholakia describes how we are adapting efforts to engage older adults and map aging-related systems in order to help the The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation focus its resources on what matters most to people in its community.
The Biogen STAR Initiative in Cambridge and Somerville
How can a foundation catalyze the growth of STEM ecosystems across local school districts?
Allyship: Listening, Supporting, Acting
6/29/2020 - In my last blog post, I wrote that those of us who are White have an obligation to go on an intentional journey of allyship—no matter how messy and uncomfortable it may be.
You Cannot Lead If You Don’t Understand Your White Privilege
6/9/2020 - About a week ago, I started listening to the Seeing White podcast and heard comedian D.L. Hughly say these words, "Trump is who we are." If ever there was a moment when we as a nation must commit to being something different—particularly those of us like me who have power and privilege by virtue of being white—it is now.
Using CQI to advance Kindergarten Readiness in Tri-County South Carolina
Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
How can a region ensure that every child and family has access to the quality early childhood services they need so that children enter kindergarten ready to learn?