Wednesday, March 28 – In the News…


CHILDREN
[VA] Just announced: “Defining the Unmet Needs of Children in Northern Virginia: The Opportunities and Challenges of a Diverse Community” – May 22
Join Voices for Virginia’s Children and the Mason Project on Immigration on May 22, 2007 at George Mason University. Supported by the Freddie Mac Foundation [WG member]

EDUCATION
Verizon Foundation announces $31 million investment in education resources (WebWire, 3/28)
WG member announces large investment to help “leading educational organizations to continue to produce and expand the number of interactives and other educational resources available at www.thinkfinity.org.”

HEALTH
“Dental-Care… Local Tragedy Spotlights Need…” (WaPo, 3/27)
Yesterday’s Post health section also included a listing of low-cost dental care programs and providers.

EX-PRISONERS
“The End of Fatalism” (The American, 3/28)
The author offers reasons for the renewed interest in reducing recidivism. The Annie E. Casey Foundation [WG member] helped to fund “Ready for Work,” a recently-concluded public-private experiment that seems to show promise.

PHILANTHROPY
“‘Social entreprenuers’ reach personal career best” (Bloomberg, 3/28)
“It’s not just about writing a check and walking away. It’s about rolling up their sleeves.” –
Doug Bauer of Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors [WG member].