Trouble for arts organizations… Suburban poverty… GatesNotes [News, 1.21.10]
Jan. 27: “Investing in Innovation” Fund Briefing Part 1 – with DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation 1250 Connecticut Ave, Suite 800
(WG members and invited guests)
– “A new survey by Americans for the Arts, paints a troubling picture for arts organizations” (WaPo, 1/21) … greater competition for audiences and charity dollars” (AP, 1/20)
– Related: “Arts & Humanities: Essential. Integral. Intrinsic.” – WGDaily, 1/11)
HAITI | Notes from yesterday’s briefing (1/21) – by Tamara Copeland
BLOGGING | “I thought it would be interesting to share these conversations more widely” – Bill Gates, on the launch of his new website “Gates Notes” (and summing up why blogging exists).
EDUCATION | Priming the pipeline for the engineers of tomorrow (Gazette, 1/21) – Lockheed Martin Foundation supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.
SUBURBAN POVERTY | “By 2008, suburbs were home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country” (Brookings, 1/20)
CHILDHOOD OBESITY | Michelle Obama’s new initiative (WaPo, 1/21)
CONTESTS | Arlington nonprofit competes for $1 million on Facebook (WaPo, 1/20) – Hope they win. I wonder how much time is collectively spent by those organizations that don’t win.
JUVENILE DETENTION | Overcrowding at D.C. youth detention center (WaPo, 1/21)
TOMORROW: | “Sloppy, wintry mix.” Oh joy. Be safe out there.