Check out how the Learning by Giving Foundation and students across the U.S. are investing in local communities.
City Living, Inc.City Living NY is dedicated to helping youth aging out of the foster care system to achieve their personal goals and reach for their dreams. We provide stability by giving clients urgently needed essential household goods - like pots and bedspreads - in order to make their first apartment a home. We continue to be there for youth as hands-on mentors. We empower our clients to become stable and self-sufficient by making referrals to effective counseling, education, and job training programs. City Living NY is a unique, holistic after-care program, working with our clients to overcome complex and varied challenges in order to have the same opportunities as any young adult on the road to independence. View More
Level Playing Field InstituteWe envision… …a world where a true level playing field exists – a world where everyone has equitable access to opportunities, including the historically disenfranchised. This level playing field would start in our educational system. Disparities in resources, high-quality teachers, rigorous courses, and technology would not exist. All students, regardless of race/ethnicity, economic background, parent education level, or neighborhood would be provided with opportunities to excel academically, access rigorous courses, and be prepared to apply to, and graduate from, top colleges and universities across the United States. As a result, our communities and workplaces would benefit from well-prepared, competitive leaders representing broad perspectives and sectors of society. LPFI provides the resources and support to ensure that underrepresented students of color throughout our nation can overcome barriers and obstacles to their success and thrive in STEM fields of study, from K-12 through higher education. Developing a Pipeline of Young Scholars: SMASH Recognizing the need for a pipeline of highly qualified Bay Area scholars who are prepared for college, LPFI started assessing the opportunities that students from well-resourced schools have; we then sought to close the gap as much as possible for Bay Area students of color without those resources. For example, small classes, high expectations, customized college counseling, and field trips are all part of the educational experience for students from well-resourced schools. The Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy, launched in 2004; a program inspired by and loosely modeled after Phillips Academy Andover’s Math and Science for Minority Students [(MS)2]. Using (MS)2 as a model, SMASH launched a residential summer program in 2004 at UC Berkeley. In 2006 we added a year-round academic program, based on student requests. In 2007, we saw 100% of our first class of scholars apply to and enter college. In 2011 we expanded to Stanford, followed by the launch of academies at UCLA and USC in 2012. In the summer of 2015, LPFI launched the SMASH:Pathways UC Davis program. View More
Callisto - Sexual Health InnovationsTo create technology that advances sexual health and wellbeing in the United States, Callisto is designed to provide a more empowering, transparent, and confidential reporting experience for college sexual assault survivors. View More