According to ABC News, the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, which started back in December, has been a beneficial way for children ages six through 15 to enhance their reading skills.
According to the news article, H-E-B’s shy billionaire explains why he’s donating $100 million to improve Texas schools, published by Dallas News on February 2, 2017, Charles Butt, head of
H-E-B stores, has made a $100 million investment to create a new institute that will be dedicated to training school principals as well as superintendents.
According to a new paper published in December 2016, The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, co-authored by Nobel laureate James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and the director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development.
The Prosper Waco 2015-2016 Initiative Report was distributed at the 2016 Prosper Waco Summit on September 19.
The Initiative Report highlights the progress the initiative has made since inception in January of 2015, along with brief descriptions of the ongoing efforts currently being implemented in the Waco community.
In the realm of education, a source of frustration among funders is uncoordinated, duplicative efforts that don’t get the desired results. One solution to this problem is collecting impact: aligning multiple programs and projects to reach educational goals, including improved standardized test scores, higher graduation rates and greater college readiness.
Shared value guru Mark Kramer said he’s reached a startling realization: that business has the power and the potential to drive social change.
At an Australian forum, leaders in business and other capacities discussed “shared value,” which is a management strategy where companies generate economic value in a way that also produces value for society.
As the collective impact model grows in popularity across the United States, an increasing number of organizations and individuals are making sure that they have the definition straight.
Collective impact is catching fire all over the world…even in Australia, where advocate for social change and Director for Strategic Engagement at Uniting, Doug Taylor is working.
Partnerships between cities and states can enable communities to face long-term economic challenges that don’t have simple solutions. That kind of cooperation is what is happening in Waco through the Prosper Waco initiative and the National Resource Network, which provides cost-cutting technical assistance to cities around the country.
“Collective impact” can be a hard concept to wrap your head around. Leaders of StriveTogether, a collective impact initiative based in Cincinnati, Ohio, put 18 months of work into providing a clear definition.
Community members are at the heart of collective impact. This article explores tools that a backbone organization, like Prosper Waco, can use to connect community members to more formal positions of power in the initiative.
Interested in what the Prosper Waco backbone and community partners are currently working on? Download our What To Expect In 2016 report to learn about the projects we are working on, a master calendar of events and our strategic plan for community engagement.