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Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy


The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s convenings are intended to allow for productive, engaged, and thoughtful exchanges of ideas and respectful interactions among participants.
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New survey highlights disconnect between high school and the real world


If the purpose of high school is to prepare students for the real world, does it? A recent survey of students, parents, and employers finds that real world skills are more important than ever.
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Rethinking education to make graduates – workers – future-proof


Choosing to invest in the complicated task of evolving education to "future-proof" workers is smarter than trying to future-proof jobs.
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Small business owners secure viable funding in rural communities


Business owners in towns such as Walthill, Nebraska, benefit from a nontraditional lending source – CDFI.
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Education


We believe every child should receive a high-quality education, regardless of race or income.
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Start Us Up: America's New Business Plan


Making it easier for everyday Americans to start their own businesses is essential for creating economic growth that works for everyone. America’s New Business Plan puts the ambitions and can-do spirit of everyday Americans first through a four-part entrepreneurship agenda that ensures anyone with an idea has access to the opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support to turn it into a reality.
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Policy


Reducing barriers and providing support by empowering entrepreneurship advocates, increasing entrepreneurs’ and policymakers’ understandings of how policy affects entrepreneurship, and continuing to build relationships with policymakers.
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Building an Internal Learning Culture in a Foundation


Kauffman Foundation summer intern Leann Caudill shares four recommendations on how to build a culture of learning inside a Foundation.
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Communities


The Kauffman Foundation fosters supportive communities for aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs by empowering them as agents of progress. The strategy models a new approach to economic development by pioneering the principles, culture, tools, and metrics for successful entrepreneurial communities.
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How my dad discovered a new American Dream


Mona Ahmed explores how her dad, Humayun Ahmed, ended up a gas station owner and serial entrepreneur supported by a community that cultivates its own network to overcome barriers to success.
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