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Person: Karina Rivera

Karina Rivera is a program associate for Education at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Karina was a senior associate consultant at VIVA Strategy + Communications, where she managed multi-partner early learning systems projects and provided strategic consultation to county and regional partners implementing Quality Rating & Improvement Systems (QRIS) across… Continue Reading

Post: New Consensus Study Assesses the Long-term Effects of Pre-K Education

This week, Education grantee Brookings Institution hosted leading pre-K researchers who presented six consensus statements about the effects of pre-K education, with the goal of informing further research in this area. The consensus statements are part of a report, “The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects,” that includes the role of curriculum, challenges… Continue Reading

Post: Letter from the President: April 2017

Dear Colleagues: As we begin the second quarter of the year, I wanted to thank you, our friends and partners, for your good work and to share with you some of the connections we see across your efforts and ours. In the past quarter, we awarded more than $12.8 million through 67 new grants. In… Continue Reading

Post: Looking Back at 2016: An Interactive Infographic

For the Heising-Simons Foundation, 2016 was a year of expansion. Our team grew, we added Human Rights and Community to our program areas, and the total amount we awarded increased to more than $54.8 million. We are deeply grateful to our grantees and partners for their continuous hard work and commitment to advance sustainable solutions… Continue Reading

Post: Yale Releases Updated Maps of Public Opinion on Climate Change

A team of scientists at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YCCC) has developed a series of interactive maps to depict Americans’ views on climate issues in 50 states, 435 congressional districts, 300 counties, and 916 metro areas. These maps are based on data through the year 2016 and are accessible to the public here.… Continue Reading

Post: Emergency Relief Efforts to Support San Jose Flood Victims

This past February, during one of the wettest winters in California on record, thousands of residents in San Jose were forced to evacuate their homes due to extreme flooding. The event also caused significant damage to public and private property. In response to the flooding, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and the City of… Continue Reading