The following guest blog post was written by Jenee Henry, Vice President of Knowledge at Teach For America. Teach For America is a grantee of Reimagine Learning, and Jenee Henry is a member of Reimagine Learning’s Advisory Board.
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Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
- The Washington Post: Why Whole Foods is Moving into One of the Poorest Neighborhoods in Chicago "He imagines a shopping hub that would bring back jobs and retail dollars and basic goods that are now hard to find here. Maybe a Corner Bakery, a Gap, a Famous Dave’s barbecue chain. And in the middle of it, an anchor that would serve the function Sears once did: an 18,000-square-foot Whole Foods. The grocer, which has built its fortunes and reputation anchoring condo developments in wealthy enclaves, has never gone into a neighborhood like this. But last year, to the disbelief of many, the company announced plans to open a store in 2016 here, in one of Chicago’s most economically depressed neighborhoods."
- The Huffington Post: Number Of Homeless Children In America Surges To All-Time High: Report "The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence."
- Medium: People, Not Data A look at the realities of the Food Stamps program in San Francisco and America at large. "My biggest lesson this year was that local governments are constrained. They’re constrained by a complex web of local politics, State legislation, and Federal laws. The constraints cascade downhill, as does the responsibility. Even changing a letter or sending a text message can take a herculean effort and collaboration with State and Federal stakeholders. All this can be frustrating. But that’s why I joined Code for America in the first place; to learn what it takes to solve real problems in the real world."
- KIPP Blog: Why We Don’t Want 100% College Acceptance "'Match Matters.' We say that a lot at KIPP. It’s something we have really come to appreciate, particularly in the last several years of helping our kids get to, and all the way through college. Research, combined with our own students’ experiences have taught us how important it is that kids choose to attend a college that is a strong match and fit for their abilities and needs—academically, socially and financially AND has a strong graduation rate." New Profit is a proud funder and partner of KIPP.
- The Guardian: Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’ "After investigating the factors in a person’s life that can best predict whether they will lead satisfied lives, a team headed by one of the UK’s foremost “happiness” experts, Professor Richard Layard, has come up with an answer that may prove controversial."
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