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Power Of Good 32: 1647 (Family Engagement Program)
Interview with Ann Walsh, Co- Founder and Chief of Family Engagement at 1647. Launched in 2014, 1647 prepares educators to engage families in equal partnerships that are essential to student success. The 1647 team provides professional development and ongoing coaching to pre-service and in-service school leaders and teachers in a wide range of family engagement practices. Educators work on everything from re-imagining family engagement as an academic strategy, communication best practices,...
Power Of Good 31 Liberty Mutual Foundation
Interview with Melissa MacDonnell, Founder and President of the Liberty Mutual Foundation. Launched in 2003, the Foundation supports communities where Liberty Mutual employees live and work, through grant-making, advocacy, and employee volunteerism and service. In terms of grant-making, the Foundation has three priority areas: Security for men, women and children experiencing homelessness; Accessibility for individuals of all abilities; and Educational opportunities for children and youth...
Power Of Good 28 Sibling Connections
Interview with Cynthia Dantas, Executive Director, and Eliza Kenney, Program Coordinator, of Sibling Connections. Founded in 2005, Sibling Connections seeks to promote “enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers separated by the foster care system in Massachusetts.” Program services for siblings include: Camp To Belong, a week-long summer camp; Sibling Sundays, a series of year round, monthly one-day reunions; and Weekend Retreats. With the steady rise...