Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

For Promotion Of K-12 And Postsecondary Alignment In Ten States

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This funding would support an effort we initiated with the Lumina and Gates foundations and the Carnegie Corporation to promote successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the K-12 assessments being developed to align with them. Given that higher education will play a critical role in lending credibility to the new tests, this project would encourage the K-12 and postsecondary sectors to share ownership of college-readiness standards, promoting their use in college and university decisions about incoming students’ readiness for college-level work. The initiative’s goals are to reduce the proportion of students requiring developmental education upon college enrollment and to cut the average time and cost to obtain a postsecondary credential. Ten states would be funded to undertake activities to advance these goals. In 2012, the Program will likely recommend an additional $1 million for this initiative.
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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.

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