The Aspen Institute Congressional Program works to educate U.S. House and Senate members about foreign policy issues, improve cross-party dialogue, and provide lawmakers with a direct link to the best scholarship on selected topics. The Program hosts twenty-five breakfast meetings in the Capitol each year, as well as four annual conferences outside of Washington. Hewlett has long supported the Congressional Program, and members often cite it as one of the few truly nonpartisan learning environments left for Congress, yet in the program’s more than 30-year history a rigorous outside evaluation has never been conducted. This grant would support such an evaluation, the results of which would help to inform the Program’s future strategy, as well as funding decisions of Hewlett and other Program supporters.
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Grants to this Grantee
for membership support of the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation
for support of Opportunity to Learn principles in action
The Aspen Institute Education and Society Program works to improve public education by informing and influencing education leaders to take action on matters of education policy and practice. Building on the work of a bipartisan set of policymakers to develop Opportunity to Learn principles, Aspen will support policymakers in advancing an opportunity agenda and facilitating partnerships. This work advances the Education Program’s goal of ensuring that public education provides students with meaningful skills, knowledge, and mindsets by supporting the policies and leadership to ensure a rich vision for public education; creating learning environments for education leaders; and bringing together diverse stakeholders across race, gender, geography and political affiliation. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)