Funding for Education Month at the Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is a great organization with tools for both grantmakers and grantseekers. They are a PP55 partner organization and will be hosting a fellow for 2009-10! This month, the Foundation Center is offering free webinars for people who want to learn more about funding for education. This might be a good resource for anyone working at an education-focused nonprofit organization or for anyone generally interested in education. For more information, check out the website at www.foundationcenter.org/focus/education

Across the Nation: Regional Updates

 

PP55 fellows currently serve in the above locations.
PP55 fellows currently serve in the above locations.

Bay Area, California

Project 55, Harvard CPIC, and SPIN (Stanford Public Interest Network) are excited to announce we will be working together to host seminars and social events for our fellows in the Bay Area. PP55 and CPIC have partnered in the past, but by adding SPIN to our dynamic partnership, we hope to develop a more vibrant fellowship experience for all three programs in the Bay Area.

Boston

Project 55 organized a baking class at Canto 6 bakery to raise money for Project 55; students learned how to make sweet and savory pastries. Twenty-three local Princeton alumni and fellows attended the class, way to go Boston!

Chicago

The Center for Neighborhood Technology, one of our longtime Chicago partner organizations, was recently awarded the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. To learn more about CNT and the award, please visit thier website, www.cnt.org.  

Connecticut

Both Norwalk Community Health Center and Fair Haven Community Health Center, two PP55 partner organizations have received grants to renovate their buildings and expand their ability the serve Connecticut’s must vulnerable.

New York

Dana Warren ’03 and Pete Milano ’55 organized a discussion about the current financial crisis and it’s impact on the nation, the nonprofit sector and fellows’ career paths. Featured speakers include a financial journalist from NPR, a program officer from the Surdna foundation, as well as alumni who have worked in the financial services sector.

Washington, DC

Fellows in DC had the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments at a recent fellow’s forum. Keynote speakers included PP55’s President Bill Leahy, Executive Director Kathleen Reilly and CityBridge President Katherine Bradley. It was a great culmination of the year’s work!

 

To learn more about exciting PP55 regional activities taking place across the nation, contact John Shriver at jshriver@alumnicorps.org.

Project 55 Across the Nation: Regional Updates

PP55 Fellows are currently serving the public interest in these locations.
PP55 Fellows are currently serving the public interest in these locations.

Bay Area, California

Project 55 is working to energize their base in the Bay Area! John Shriver, PP55’s new Program Manager, visited San Francisco fellows, partner organizations, volunteers, and supporters from Oct. 27th-29th. John was excited to meet with Project 55’s “boots on the ground.”

Boston

Princeton Project 55 and Harvard CPIC are working together to present “On Philanthropy,” a collaborative seminar featuring The Boston Foundation. Come hear from a leader in the field at the Phillips Brooks House on Harvard campus!

Chicago

It was a busy October for our Chicago group. At the Oct. 15th Mixer for current and former fellows, PP55ers had the opportunity to meet and network with professionals in their field and discuss their Project 55 experiences. On Oct. 30, PP55 Fellows were the honored guests (wow!) at the Chicago Aspire and Inspire dinner.

Connecticut

Feel like Connecticut fellows are out of the loop? Think again! On October 30th, fellows were on the front lines of public health as they toured the Fairhaven Community Health Center, where Sita Bushan ’08 is currently a PP55 Fellow.

New Jersey / New York

Nov. 18 was a great opportunity for fellows, mentors and nonprofit professionals to meet, greet and make connections at the second annual PP55 Connections Night!

Washington, D.C.

Think there’s a set curriculum to follow to revamp educational opportunity in the United States? Think again. D.C. area fellows, TAN Affiliates and volunteers heard from three leaders in D.C. education reform who are shaking things up and working relentlessly to provide high quality education for all children. The Education Entrepreneurship seminar on Nov.10 featured accomplished leaders from College Summit, Teach for America and D.C. Preparatory Academy.

To learn more about the many exciting PP55 regional activities taking place across the nation, contact John Shriver at jshriver@alumnicorps.org.