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EMCF's View | Capital Aggregation | February 26, 2015

Reaching for Scale and National Impact

A new case study chronicles the Foundation’s investment in Citizen Schools and documents the impact 14 years of EMCF support made on the organization and the youth whose educational opportunities Citizen Schools expands.  

EMCF's View | December 15, 2014

Forging a Partnership for California Youth

Four foundations have joined EMCF to pilot the PropelNext California Partnership and help youth-serving organizations in the state boost their impact on young people's lives. 

via www.propelnext.org

EMCF's View | Evidence and Evaluation | October 15, 2014

EMCF's Kelly Fitzsimmons on a new blueprint for evaluation plans

Transparency Talk conducted an online interview with Kelly Fitzsimmons of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) and with Michael Smith, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, to learn how the new framework provided by SIF can be adapted for use in assessing foundation program impact.

via blog.glasspockets.org

EMCF's View | Foster Care, Justice and Crime, Teen Pregnancy, Employment, Philanthropy, Education | July 16, 2014

Imagining What's Possible

EMCF's newest video highlights solutions to the crisis confronting our nation's economically disadvantaged youth. Our grantees' achievements "constantly renew our sense of what's possible" to make an even greater impact if they have the resources to grow to scale.

via youtu.be

EMCF's View | July 16, 2014

EMCF's 2013 Annual Report Now Online

Figures alone cannot capture the transformative impact our extraordinary grantees are making on individual lives. This year, we augment our yearly report on performance with videos and stories that illustrate how disadvantaged young people, with our grantees' help, are beating the odds and becoming successful adults.

via www.emcfannualreport.org

EMCF's View | PACE Center for Girls | July 7, 2014

Teaching Jordan How to be Jordan

Bullying had begun to take a toll on shy and quiet Jordan Cooper, but PACE Center for Girls helped her rebuild her self-confidence and believe in herself.

EMCF's View | Nancy Roob | June 2, 2014

The Value of Rigorous Evaluation

EMCF President Nancy Roob discusses the value and challenges of rigorous evaluation on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s blog.

via www.ssireview.org

EMCF's View | Nancy Roob | May 1, 2014

Remembering Peter Bell

Peter D. Bell, who served as president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation from 1986-1995, passed away on April 4, 2014. 

EMCF's View | Poised for Growth, Philanthropy | February 10, 2014

Nancy Roob: Excerpts from the After the Leap Conference

In a December 2013 speech, EMCF President Nancy Roob argues that a piecemeal approach cannot solve major social problems. In her remarks, she offers five recommendations for philanthropy and nonprofits, and calls on the sector to be bolder and more innovative in order to transform the lives of more disadvantaged children and youth.

via youtu.be