The Demand Progress Education Fund will continue its efforts to ensure the executive branch is populated with officials who seek to use public power to implement an economic vision that improves people’s lives. The executive branch wields extraordinary authorities that relate to essentially every sector of the economy, yet these tools are not leveraged for all they could be, and the very concept of executive action remains obscure to many NGOs, the media, and the general public. Consequently, for more than a generation, the executive branch has largely been the domain of neoliberal technocrats and figures captured by corporations and elites. The Education Fund will build upon several years of impactful efforts to change this.
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for the Sum of Us Project
The Hub Education and Engagement Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that hosts and incubates a wide range of conservation, education, global health, and other charitable projects. The Hub will undertake The Sum of Us Project, which aims to advance a race-conscious economic narrative to replace the zero-sum paradigm that undergirds so many neoliberal policy debates. The project will amplify the core concepts from the 2021 book by Heather McGhee, “The Sum of Us,” marshalling evidence of racism’s role in the rise of neoliberalism and inequality, while promoting solutions for broad-based prosperity. The grant supports multimedia content creation, strategic communications, virtual convenings, research, advising and program support and administration. Broader understanding of the intersections of race and class will improve policy design and help to provide a new common sense within the field of economic justice experts and advocates.
for the Tech Talent Project
The Tech Talent Project is a nonpartisan fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund. Its mission is to increase the ability of the U.S. government to recruit and retain modern technical leaders in order to achieve critical economic, societal, and human outcomes. Tech Talent operates as a nonprofit recruiting and advisory group that collaborates closely with government agencies to identify and document critical needs; advises on best practices; and recruits, vets, and matches a diverse, highly qualified pool of technical leaders that have relevant technical skills and a desire to serve in government.