Seven Nonprofits Awarded $150,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

Seven Nonprofits Awarded $150,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

The Cooke Foundation announces our 2016 Good Neighbor Grants recipients. The seven local nonprofit organizations will serve more than 3,600 students through academic and arts enrichment programs.

SURPRISE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ETHAN AMBROSE

SURPRISE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ETHAN AMBROSE

Ethan Ambrose, an Urban Ambassador and star student at Medgar Evers College Preparatory in Brooklyn was honored at a surprise ceremony.

Five Finalists Announced for $1 Million Cooke Prize

Five Finalists Announced for $1 Million Cooke Prize

The Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence goes to a selective college or university with an excellent record of admitting, supporting and graduating outstanding low-income students.

HAROLD O. LEVY MERIT AID OP-ED PUBLISHED BY CNN

HAROLD O. LEVY MERIT AID OP-ED PUBLISHED BY CNN

In his most recent op-ed published by CNN, our executive director discussed the paradoxical relationship between colleges and universities wanting to enroll students who can pay the tuition but enticing them with financial aid.

The Takeaway Features Cooke Scholar Angel Sanchez's Amazing Turnaround

The Takeaway Features Cooke Scholar Angel Sanchez's Amazing Turnaround

In an interview titled "Prison to the Honor Roll," Angel describes the moments that drove him to excel academically and become an agent for change.

Harold O. Levy Encourages Access to Effective EdTech

Harold O. Levy Encourages Access to Effective EdTech

Enabling school districts to comparison shop and learn from each other is the key to securing better outcomes for student learning, writes our executive director in Education Week.

7th Graders, See How Far You Can Go!

7th Graders, See How Far You Can Go!

Nathan Miller's experiences in our Young Scholars Program allowed him to explore his evolving interests and paved his pathway to our $40,000 per year College Scholarship Program.

 
 
 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $150,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to seven nonprofit organizations that provide academic and arts enrichment programs serving more than 3,600 students in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The one-time grants range from $10,000 to $35,000 each.
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
“The Department of Education has taken an important step by drawing attention to the need to lower barriers to college admission for academically qualified low-income students,” Executive Director Harold O. Levy said. “Doing this will benefit not just the students themselves, but our nation as a whole. If ever there was a bipartisan issue, this is it.”
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois Superintendent of Education Tony Smith are erasing a dividing line over racial and income inequity in high school AP & IB courses. The State of Illinois will become the first state in the US to partner with the Lead Higher Initiative in a statewide challenge to close equity gaps for lower income students and students of color in its high schools' most rigorous courses.
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