A Message from Root Cause: Black Lives Matter
6/8/2020 - Root Cause stands in support of those who demand justice for George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the far too many people whose lives have been cut short by racist violence, police brutality, and the inequitable administration of justice.
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?
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.
The Biogen STAR Initiative in Cambridge and Somerville
How can a foundation catalyze the growth of STEM ecosystems across local school districts?
Boston WINS (Workforce Investment Network)
Coalition of Nonprofit Organizations
How can a group of nonprofit organizations, a public school district, and a foundation work together to create college and career readiness opportunities for all students as they graduate high school, succeed in post-secondary programs, and enter the workforce?