The following guest blog post was written by Janice Houlihan, Co-founder of Inner Explorer. Inner Explorer is a program for schools that focuses on key areas of development to help students prepare for learning. Daily practice teaches kids the practical techniques to appropriately handle negative emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and more that effect a student's readiness to learn.
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Today, Jeffrey Riley was appointed the Commissioner of Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It was an exciting development for us at New Profit, as we have been working in close partnership with Riley for the past two and half years in his role as Superintendent of the Lawrence Public Schools (LPS). We applaud the decision of the State’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and offer our heartfelt congratulations to Riley on this well-deserved appointment.
New Profit team member, Deonta Wortham, co-authored a piece recently published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), along with Peter W. Roberts of Social Enterprise @ Goizueta at Emory University. The piece explores why microbusinesses are critical resources for high-poverty communities and provides recommendations for supporting these small enterprises that are helping communities prosper and contributing to broad-based economic development.
Last week, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) released an article highlighting the Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2017 on SSIR. New Profit Board Chair, Jeff Walker, made the list coming in at number four for his article "Solving the World's Biggest Problems: Better Philanthropy Through Systems Change."
Walker's article explores how a growing number of philanthropists and nonprofits are embracing the principles of systems change as an effective way to solve the world’s biggest problems.