The New America Foundation has long diagnosed fundamental failings in the American political process — originally the absence of ideas that don’t fit established partisan agendas, and later the political system’s failure to engage with long-term priorities. In 2014, the foundation launched a new program on political reform, directed by Mark Schmitt. This work has evolved to include work on campaign finance and electoral reform, congressional capacity; race, identity, and political realignment; civic engagement; and more. This grant will support an expansion of the Political Reform program, including continued research, journalism, convenings, and fellowships at New America.
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for bridging open education and equity in pre-K-12 learning and teaching
New America is a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to renewing, reimagining, and realizing the promise of America in an era of rapid technological and social change. With this grant, New America’s Education Policy program will build on existing efforts to elevate the importance of equity and inclusion and the role of high-quality open educational resources and practices in ensuring academic excellence and well-being for all students. This will be accomplished through research and policy analysis, case making, community building, and the development of new resources and tools. (Substrategy: Sustainable Systems)
In 2020, #ShareTheMicInCyber was launched as a volunteer movement aiming to build a more diverse and effective cybersecurity field. The volunteer #ShareTheMicInCyber movement became widely popular. This grant supports the formalization of #ShareTheMicInCyber as a program under New America. This will enable #ShareTheMicInCyber to establish a strategic approach and structure to this work, as well as to launch a new fellowship program offering training, certifications, and research support to a diverse group of fellows. (Substrategy: Talent Pipeline)