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Kauffman Scholars: Charting the Path to Success for Kansas City’s Urban Students
Ewing Kauffman always believed that education was the key to success in life—the one-way ticket out of poverty. Yet he understood that many urban students often do not have the skills or opportunity to pursue a college education, and he wanted to help more students achieve that goal. He also knew that in today’s economy, a higher education would be necessary to obtain a good-paying job with benefits.
Interview with Marian Wright Edelman Founder and President, Children’s Defense Fund
Marian Wright Edelman, who worked alongside the foremost political and public figures of the 20th century during the civil rights movement and founded the Children’s Defense Fund, talks about educating children.
A conversation with Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Munro Richardson, vice president of Education at the Kauffman Foundation, characterizes high performing charter schools as having rigor, engagement and a sense of urgency among the staff and students.
The Kauffman Scholars program was launched in 2003 with a $70 million grant over nineteen years, the largest and longest-term commitment ever made by the Kauffman Foundation. This historic investment wasn't about being on the edge of reform, but creating that edge.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. The Kauffman Foundation's vision is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities." In service of this vision, and in keeping with our founder's wishes, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.
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