This year's Gathering of Leaders was an extraordinary inspiration. Over the next few days, we will be reflecting on the lessons we have learned from all of the incredible cross-sector problem solvers. While the Gathering facilitated a dialogue between these leaders, the conversation continued online with #NPGathering16. Here are some of the top tweets from the 12th annual Gathering of Leaders:
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Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.
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Starting tomorrow, the Reimagine Learning Fund network will convene for two days in Boston at a major moment of inflection for the group's mission.
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Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
- NPR: What Every School Can Learn From Preschools "Listening. Sharing. Following directions. Making friends. Managing big emotions. Planning for the future. A high-quality preschool program helps children develop in all these ways. But, a new report argues, such matters of the heart shouldn't be left behind just as students are learning to tie their shoes."
- The Huffington Post: A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem David Flink, co-founder and CEO of Eye to Eye, writes about how learning differences affect a large percentage of our population. "A learning problem is not an intelligence problem -- these children are smart, creative, and capable. They can and do learn; however, they think differently, access and process information in an atypical way. That is where opportunity lies, and where we are falling far short." New Profit is a proud funder and partner of Eye to Eye.
- Education Week: Kindergartners Benefit From Early-Years Program, Study Finds "A year makes a big difference in the life and learning of a child, and a new study suggests the early-childhood curriculum Tools of the Mind may be significantly more effective for children in kindergarten than preschool."
- Mashable: 14 Innovations that Improved the World in 2014 This has been an amazing year for innovative inventions, this list provides information about 14 of the inventions that are helping to improve the world. "These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or 'groundbreaking' apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the world."
- NationSwell: From Farm to Patient: How One Medical Facility is Rethinking Hospital Food "The words 'hospital food' usually inspire thoughts of rubbery jello and syrupy fruit cups. But the St. Luke’s University Health Network in Easton, Pa. is doing its best to change that. In the fall of 2013, it teamed up with the Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to establishing organic farms and spreading organic practices, to establish a produce farm serving the hospital network."
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Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
- New Profit Blog: Latest Edition! New Profit News: Exciting News to Share "Here’s the latest edition of New Profit News. If you’d like to join our email mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org."
- Aljazeera: Tiny House Village Built With and For the Homeless Opens in Wisconsin "A community of tiny houses for the homeless opened this weekend in downtown Madison, Wisconsin — built by a coalition of homeless individuals and members of Occupy Madison, organizers told Al Jazeera...The site is the latest example of groups turning toward one-room properties to provide shelter to those who would otherwise go without, and is believed to be one of the first that has actively involved homeless individuals throughout the building process."
- The Washington Post: Lexington Residents Can Pay Parking Tickets With Food Donations "The Lexington Parking Authority is offering something like an amnesty for vehicular scofflaws between Nov. 17 and Dec. 19, allowing anyone with a parking ticket to pay with a donation to a local food bank. Residents can wipe their records clean with a 10-can donation to God’s Pantry Food Bank, the city announced Friday. And it’s not just current parking tickets that qualify: Residents can take advantage of the program to pay past-due tickets, too."
- Fast Company: Kids Solve The Most Pressing Urban Problems With Designs You'd Never Think Up "Ask a 10-year-old how to solve the problem of cleaning up trash, and you might end up with a concept like the "De-Waster 5000," a helicopter that scoops plastic out of landfills and the ocean—and then uses a solar-powered flamethrower to melt the trash into beds for homeless people. In other words, you'll get something that probably wouldn't occur to an adult designer. The De-Waster was one of the prototypes created in the Global Childrens' Designathon on November 15, which invited kids in five cities to spend a day designing solutions to improve food, waste, or mobility issues in their hometowns."
- Brown Alumni Association: Career Spotlight: David Flink ’02 "David Flink is a leader on the front lines of the learning rights movement. In 1998, while a student at Brown University, he co-founded Eye to Eye, which has grown into a national mentoring organization that is empowering young people with learning disabilities by pairing them with mentors who share that experience. In 2011, David was named one of the New Leaders Council’s '40 Under 40.' Most recently, David was elected to the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. Here, he discusses how his experience at Brown helped launch his future career and how his ability to ask for help was pivotal to his success." New Profit is a proud funder and partner of Eye to Eye.
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We're thrilled to spread the news that the new book Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities by David Flink is out today!
Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit and its portfolio organizations made this week:
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