Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million investment will take aim at the social determinants of health in Virginia.

Sentara and Optima are embarking on a new partnership to address social determinants of health through a a $100 million investment. The investment aims to have a lasting impact on health outcomes for people in communities served by Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health across Virginia.

Sentara and Optima are contributing $50 million, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to assemble an additional $50 million from public and private sources

The authors believe that investing in housing, job training and placement, education and transportation are key to closing the life expectancy gap and creating a strong economy.

The authors advise that now is the time for corporations, nonprofits and charities to play leadership roles in making those investments a reality. They assert that the initiative serves as a catalyst to inspire other organizations that are committed to building stronger, healthier communities. Read the Entire Article


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What Does an Anchor Mission Require? Universities Search for Answers
Foundation: Teagle Foundation

Steve Dubb, senior editor for NonProfit Quarterly (NPQ), tackles institutions that have anchor missions. He writes that today's anchor institutions are already widely accepted and provides examples,...more

By Identifying and Fostering Innovators, Schools Can Lift Students to Prosperity
Foundation: Walton Family Foundation

Romy Drucker, a deputy director for the K-12 Education Program at the Walton Family Foundation, shares a speech she has given at the National Charter Schools Conference in July 2019. Drucker's...more

Changing Health by Changing the Community

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones and Howard Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare, describe how their new $100 million investment will take aim at the...more

Storytelling and Humor Can Bolster STEM Engagement

A recent webinar is hosted by edWeb.net and is hosted by Jenni Light, senior manager of insights and strategy for Cartoon Network; John Britt, writer and producer at Cartoon Network's Creative Group;...more

Civil Society Collaboration in Measuring Impact Investments

In a collaborative research initiative of the MoALD (Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development), titled "Civil Society collaboration in measuring impact of adaptation investments: the case of...more

LISC Invests $1M in SustainVC Impact Investing Fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and...more

Successful Providence Childhood Language Program Expands to 5 Other Cities
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Providence Talks is expanding into five additional U.S. cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced that Birmingham, Alabama, Detroit, Hartford, Louisville and Virginia Beach are picking up...more

The Hip-Hop Transformation Goes Year-Round for Boston Youth
Foundation: Boston Foundation

The Hip-Hop Transformation (THHT), a Cambridge-based music education non-profit, is expanding from a summer program to a year-long one with help from The Boston Foundation's Shout Syndicate...more

Summit Extols Lighting a Fire to Transform Learning

The fifth annual Education Innovation Summit, with theme of "Together We are Lighting a Fire to Transform Learning," has recently kicked off at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The Summit is a...more

Innovation In Schools: Can This Revolutionize Today's Education System?

Edwin Ashimwe of The New Times Rwanda tackles how innovation in schools can revolutionise today's education system. Ashimwe writes about the importance of having students embrace a highly...more







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Social enterprise, Eco Communities, has been appointed to run the Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library.




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