We use social innovation and design methods to envision future systems and approaches that meet the unique needs of local students. We promote adoption of innovative practices that rethink the way things are and open a path to new solutions. We draw inspiration from and build upon the expertise of a few key organizations and publications, including:

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford Social Innovation Review logoStanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues. Published at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, SSIR bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. SSIR covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights. Its aim is both to inform and to inspire. Learn more and subscribe to their email updates here.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation logoSince 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been devoted to creating a brighter future for children who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes by focusing on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed.

Bright Futures align with their grade-level reading goals and initiative. Annie E. Casey Foundation has brilliant media content and we encourage our community members to retweet it. Below are two links to reports written about the importance of reading.

The First Eight Years | Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

Early Reading Proficiency in the United States | A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot