The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Teen employment rates are at their lowest levels in 60 years at approximately 30%. Investing in the 6.7 million 16-24 year olds who are disconnected from both education and work will yield benefits for future generations and for society as a whole.
On April 4, board members, program officers and executives from a wide variety of foundations in New England attended our spring Sillerman Seminar, "Investment and Spending Policies" with Rob Brown, head of research at Just Capital.
On April 19, 2016, students from the Graduate level Practicing Philanthropy course, awarded three cash prizes of $13,500 each to select non-profit organizations.
Youth and adults from New England gathered at the Heller School to talk about their philanthropy models and to learn about creating positive social change through giving.
Harvard’s Susan Eaton has been selected as new director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.
Many philanthropists and foundations have recently been making impact investments in an attempt to influence social policy. But are these investments producing dividends toward social change?
There has been a dramatic shift away from need-based financial aid since the mid-1990s. Donors can leverage change in financial aid to help those with financial need attend college or university. Kaleigh Behe blogs in the Huffington Post.