2017 Annual Report: Our Partners and Updates

2017 Annual Report: Our Partners and Updates

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2018.

  By Elisabeth Skees Deogracias, VP of Communications and Grantee Relations Editor’s Note: And so, it is here. A New Year has arrived and for many, this year represents a chance to turn a page and start anew. For our family and for many in our community, 2017...Read more
Amazing Partners Doing Amazing Work: Partner Updates Q3 and Q4-2017

Amazing Partners Doing Amazing Work: Partner Updates Q3 and Q4-2017

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2017.

 By Sally Skees-Helly, Director and Board CFO Editor’s Note: One of the most rewarding aspects of working in a small family foundation like ours, is seeing the hard work and passion of our grantee partners generate real change and opportunity in the communities...Read more
Up and Coming Superstar: Teach North Korean Refugees

Up and Coming Superstar: Teach North Korean Refugees

Categorized as: , , , , , & Tagged as: on July 1, 2017. Related Grantee: Teach North Korean Refugees.

  By Brienne Skees, Program Officer and VP of Research and Data Management Editor’s Note: A few years ago, I was beginning my adventures living and teaching English in South Korea and I came across this small nonprofit, Teach North Korean Refugees. They were a...Read more
Nila’s Story: JAAGO’s Training in Coding Re-Programs Her Outcomes

Nila’s Story: JAAGO’s Training in Coding Re-Programs Her Outcomes

Categorized as: , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , , on January 28, 2017. Related Grantees: Akilah Institute for Women, Digital NEST, Medha, One Laptop Per Child, The School Fund.

By Suzanne Skees JAAGO: Extending Quality Education for All Born into a lineage of poverty in the slums of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, Nila might have followed in her parents’ footsteps for a lifetime of arduous manual labor and chronic hunger. However,...Read more
2016 Annual Report: Our Latest Partners + Our Daring Plan

2016 Annual Report: Our Latest Partners + Our Daring Plan

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on December 3, 2016.

Editor’s note: Winter brings snow, candles, family, and festivities–for some. For others, the long nights strike the loneliest chord and the cold days bring too little comfort and food. We join you, our friends and collaborators in our quiet, ongoing...Read more