Grantee Profile

Mills College

Grants to Mills College

  • $4,900,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 4 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Since 2010, Mills College has hosted the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, which, in its first phase, explored whether and how youth are using digital tools and networks for political engagement, and new practices and dynamics that are facilitated by widespread availability and use of new media. This grant funds a second phase, in which the Network will examine new pathways to, and the consequences, quality, quantity, and response by institutions to, participatory politics, and gain a better understanding of how educators, policymakers, designers, and youth can work to strengthen young peoples' engagement with participatory politics.

  • $4,500,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — To support the research network on youth, new media, and public participation (over three years).

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — To fund the first phase of a research network on youth, new media, and public participation.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — In support of a longitudinal quantitative study of the effect of digital media on young people's current and future civic commitments and engagements (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Mills College $10,450,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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