Categorized as: Education, Grantee, Job Creation, Our Partners, Stories, U.S., Youth & Tagged as: Chicago, Exponent Philanthropy, Lessons learned, PBMR, Violence on May 7, 2016.
By Suzanne Skees Our Chicago education and job-skills partner, The PBMR Peace Center, creates a safe space for youth and their families to escape the gangs, drugs, and violence of the South Side streets and to build a life of choice. I was fortunate to be in Chicago...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Job Creation, Leadership, Our Partners, Stories & Tagged as: Akilah Institute, Burundi, College, Rwanda, Violence on October 17, 2015.
As the conflict in Burundi continues, 45 students at Akilah Institute for Women may have the opportunity to continue their studies in Rwanda. By Suzanne Skees for Skees Family Foundation As you may know, the nation of Burundi has recently fallen into chaos over...Read more
Categorized as: Africa, Education, Girls & women, Grantee, Our Partners, Poverty Alleviation, Stories, Youth & Tagged as: Crowdfunding, Drika Weller, InterAction, Kenya, The School Fund, Violence on August 30, 2014.
Editor’s note: The School Fund’s new CEO, Dr. Drika Weller, joined The School Fund’s team and visited partners in Kenya, supported the development of a forthcoming video with Jack’s Gap, Drika brings a strong background in international aid work and...Read more