Great minds succeed together.

The power of our community lies in bringing together insightful minds to gather, share, and exchange possibilities. We connect. We create. We believe in using our collective knowledge and talents to facilitate greater outcomes with purpose and conviction. One way we achieve this is through learning and impact groups, in which individuals with common interests share innovations and collaborate toward collective action. We all bring different perspectives, but we all share the same belief in doing everything we can to help learners all across America succeed.

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It takes all of us to make it happen.

We invite grantmakers across our network to gather and collaborate on shared topics, launch initiatives, and generate outcomes not possible on their own.

We have a vested interest in supporting communities of members to work toward a common goal. We welcome you to join a group or share your ideas on new and emerging topics members may find intriguing. Help inspire learning and action by deepening engagement between members to achieve better possibilities for learners everywhere.

Impact & Learning Groups

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We pursue national support for educational experiences in the arts and culture making these available to youth through member advocacy and professional development.

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Learning, Evaluation
and Data

We empower deeper engagement among members to collect, interpret, value and act on educational data to improve philanthropic practice, policies and strategies.

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We create space for members and practitioners to stay connected and informed of evolving needs in the Out-of-School Time field and create ongoing conversations about how funders can respond.

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Postsecondary Access
and Attainment

We work to increase the number of learners who access and complete postsecondary education or training, with a focus on historically underserved populations.

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Equity and Grantmaking

We learn in community with members about changes funders can make to their investments and grantmaking practices in order to more equitably serve young people and communities.

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We engage in experiential learning with members to explore emerging practices in workforce readiness and career and technical education, connecting education to employment.