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Museums, Libraries Win Grants to Enhance Learning Online

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil ... Read More
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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges

President Bill Clinton announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges. Read More
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Learning Continues with ‘Summer of Making and Connecting’

The summer campaign is an open invitation to develop a range of activities that will allow educators, young people and others to sample Connected Learning. Read More
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Grant Competition to Provide $150,000 for Summer Youth Programs

Museums, Libraries, Nonprofits Encouraged to Launch Programs as Part of 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition To Improve the Online Experience for Young People. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Launches With $100 Million In Funding For Affordable Multifamily Housing

The newly formed Housing Partnership Equity Trust today announced it has raised $100 million and has begun investing in multifamily properties. Read More
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MacArthur and Partners Launch Project:Connect

MacArthur, Facebook, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a series of activities to advance healthy online experiences so young people can more easily make smart and responsible choices on the Internet. Read More
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How Housing Matters Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Lifestyle

National Opinion Survey finds strong support for Rental housing and more balanced national housing policy, even as Americans believe the housing crisis continues. Read More
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Groups Announce Nearly $18M in Funding for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The partnership of five philanthropic organizations will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nine Documentary Film Grants

Nine documentary films exploring a range of important issues are given grants totaling more than $1 million. Read More
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13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. Read More