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Ecosystems in Action: Practices from the Field

ECOSISTEMAS EN ACCIÓN: PRÁCTICAS DESDE EL TERRENO El siguiente artículo ha sido traducido de la versión original en inglés. Por favor tenga en cuenta que la mayoría de los links y recursos proporcionados en el artículo son en inglés al menos que sean etiquetados ‘en español’ en la sección de Recursos. Practicas Claves Este informe describe […]

Ecosystems in Action: Practices from the Field

ECOSYSTEMS IN ACTION: PRACTICES FROM THE FIELD Key Practice This brief outlines an example of how one organization leveraged state policy to address the perennial problem of access to capital for entrepreneurs. By financing a revolving loan fund, the program became a robust platform for entrepreneurial ecosystem development. This story explores three practices that when […]

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Connor Nowalk is a senior program officer – analytics & impact stories in Evaluation for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he is a catalyzing advisor and translator of data into actionable information. Data has the power to unlock insights to inform equitable approaches, funding, policy, and practices, and in the absence of human-centered voice […]

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Uncommon Voices 2021 Q: Why is now the time, and what do we “double-down” on to leverage this moment to take strides for long-lasting change? As the first people on this land, we had enough. My grandmother always reminds me that when she was growing up there was always food on the table and purpose […]

Traci Ellis

Traci O’Neal Ellis is a senior director for Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she brings strategy, discipline, and structure to the Foundation’s work to achieve racial equity. O’Neal Ellis works in collaboration with the CEO, senior leadership, and a team of Foundation associates to set a vision and […]

The E.D.G.E. (Empowering Discovery of the Global Experience) microschool connects all learning to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Combining pressing global issues with a competency-based and interdisciplinary approach, means students are uniquely invested in their coursework. Administrators and educators have overcome tracking, scheduling and other challenges so that 110 9th-12th grade students attending Edge […]

For the 2021 fall semester, the Raymore-Peculiar School District launched its Enterprise & Design microschool. Using Iowa BIG as inspiration, the half-day high school program provides students with hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities while earning course credit in English, science, social studies and/or business. The first three months have been a rocky start, which they […]