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President Obama to Honor Volunteer Teachers with Service Award

BY MELISSA HARTMAN ON JUL 22, 2016 With no salary and yet one of the biggest responsibilities in society—educating our youth—volunteer teachers are often under-recognized. The President’s Volunteer Service Award seeks to change that. This year five Santa Clara County residents are being praised for their work as volunteer teachers for Citizen Schools with a…

A Funder Looks to an After-School Program to Nurture a New Generation of Inventors

Invention-based innovations hold enormous potential to improve people’s lives, create new jobs and industries, and provide the spark that propels economic development. Economist Joseph Schumpeter, writing in the early 20th century, saw invention as a crucial first step in a process of innovation that disrupts the economic status quo and drives development. Unfortunately, inventors face…

People On the Move – Spotlight: Megan Bird

MEGAN BIRD Executive Director, Citizen Schools, Boston Prior Job? Regional managing director, Citizen Schools, Boston. In this role, Bird oversaw school partnerships, program implementation at each school site and volunteer recruitment. Professional achievement? “My team! As regional managing director, I hired and developed an amazingly talented and diverse team that I now get to lead…

Chronicle: Students Served Career Buffet

The nearly one million students attending Massachusetts pubic schools get a quality education. And while many people in the system deserve credit, we bring you two individuals whose contributions stand out. Watch the segment here  

Middle-school students win Chicago Maker Challenge

Chicago Sun Times – Virginia Barreda @vbarreda2 | email When Naomi Ellis and the rest of her team from Carter School of Excellence heard they had won the third annual Chicago Maker Challenge, Naomi made an acceptance speech that one person called “Oscar-esque” for her desire to share the credit. Ellis and her teammates knew their grand prize…