Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) provides research and counsel on charitable giving, develops philanthropic programs, and offers complete program, administrative, and management services for foundations and trusts. RPA anticipates establishing a sponsored project fund--the Assessment Implementation Network--with the goal of ensuring adoption of student assessments of Common Core State Standards aligned to Deeper Learning in 10-15 bellwether states. This planning grant provides $50,000 to support design of the Network, which would be composed of state-based advocacy groups and other organizations who will work to influence and support policy makers in their implementation of new assessments. Successful implementation and use of the results of Common Core tests--particularly the tests built by the PARCC and Smarter Balanced multi-state assessment consortia--is a key milestone in ensuring the ultimate goal of Hewlett's Education Program: that 15% of US students tested on deeper learning by 2017.
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for Frontline Justice, an initiative of the Office of American Possibilities fund
Americans experience between 100 and 150 million new civil justice problems every year, but fewer than 10% of low-income Americans who need support with civil legal issues will even come close to being able to access a lawyer. Frontline Justice, an initiative of the Office of American Possibilities fund (a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) is a forthcoming national effort to solve this problem by supercharging the movement to reimagine who can provide legal advice in the first place. Specifically, Frontline Justice will serve as the national hub for Justice Navigators, a new category of legal helpers specifically trained to help people resolve legal challenges — and thereby revolutionize the way that Americans, especially those with low incomes, get legal support. The goal is to ensure that everyday Americans can regularly and reliably resolve their legal issues, including safe and secure housing, access to health care and education, the ability to care for loved ones, and the capacity to pursue dignified work — ideally before they ever set foot inside a courtroom. This grant supports the launch of the Frontline Justice initiative.
for the More Perfect initiative
More Perfect, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a historic alliance of all 14 presidential centers, the National Archives Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Karsh Institute of Democracy at the University of Virginia, and many other partner organizations — to align our country around a nonpartisan vision for a more effective and enduring democracy as we approach the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and beyond.