“Engaging Millennials for Social Causes” [News, 5/28]


Discussion: “Engaging Millennials for Social Causes” (Chronicle, 5/27) – with Allison Fine, author of the Case Foundation’s new “Social Citizens” report.

INTERNATIONAL
UN Notes Modest Improvements in Myanmar Relief Effort (PND, 5/27), but still, “only 500,000 of the 2.4 million survivors of the cyclone have received any aid.”
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Establishes Fund for Chinese Earthquake Survivors (PND, 5/26)

EDUCATION
Cash prizes for achievement at DC high schools? (Examiner, 5/28) – Sounds like a bad idea. Students showing improvement would be eligible for $1000, but “officials still have to determine the criteria for choosing” them. And I can’t think of a single good reason to give $3000 to valedictorians. One student says: “I deserve a reward for my hard work.”  Ugh.

HEALTH
Childhood Obesity Rates Stop Rising (WaPo, 5/28)

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@ WG:
Health Working Group Meeting – June 2
Funders’ Roundtable of Montgomery County – June 5
Northern Virginia Funders Networking Lunch – June 10|
Children, Youth, and Families Working Group: Quarterly Meeting – June 11
GreenSPACE Funders Briefing – June 16
Funders Forum on Workforce Development – June 17, 2008
Family Philanthropy Symposium: The Value of Family in Philanthropy – June 17
Health Working Group: Integrating Mental and Physical Healthcare – June 18