It’s that time of year again. Summer vacation is over, and whether they like it or not, kids all over the U.S. are going back to school. “Back to school” is synonymous with getting back into a routine for children and families. For many children, the back-to-school routine includes knowing that they will get two […]
“If I had had to nominate a student ‘most likely to be incarcerated,’ John* would have gotten my vote. So when I see him around town now, it still gives me chills.” My mother, an 8th grade science teacher at a middle school in a rural, low-income region of South Carolina, is still inspired by […]
This document offers a range of insights that challenge business as usual, and explores lessons learned about investing in healthy community change to help funders of all sizes leverage their investments, achieve their goals and sustain their results.
Most of us can recall job descriptions with one final ambiguous responsibility, “other duties as assigned,” the grab bag of impromptu work assignments. In other words, do these chores on short notice and often at the expense of other, more meaningful tasks. For me, some of these duties include helping a co-worker convert a document […]
These case studies summarize the Fit Community initiative, an innovative program that helped generate changes in policies and environments in municipalities and counties across North Carolina between 2006 and 2012.