Welcome Associate Promise Director

Friends and Partners,

We are happy to share with you the great news that Sandra Golden, Ph.D. is the new associate Promise director. She officially started May 12. Look for Dr. Golden in the neighborhood to congratulate and welcome her to the foundation, to the Central Neighborhood and to the Promise initiative.

Previously, Dr. Golden was Professor of Education at Defiance College, where she worked for seven years. At Defiance, she was also the associate provost of Graduate Studies and Professional Development. Dr. Golden has 15 years of experience as a teacher and literacy educator. You can reach her at 216-704-6038 and at sgolden@socfcleveland.org.

Welcome Dr. Golden!

Race for Results: We’re Still Leaving Children Behind

The United States has much ground to cover to ensure that all kids — especially children of color — are positioned to thrive, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The foundation’s Race for Results Index measures how well children of every race are being prepared for economic success according to 12 indicators (such as enrollment in early education programs, high school graduation, and family poverty rates).

This report and the recently launched diversitydatakids.org interactive online data set of child well-being indicators from Brandeis University provide valuable tools to track how well the nation is doing to prepare the next generation of innovators, leaders, workers and entrepreneurs.

Read the rest of the April 9, 2014 America’s Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model issue.