Impact Blog

Moving Forward with Hope in 2018

I closed 2017 with the celebration of a life. In December, Manuel Gutierrez, the former co-director of the OMG Center – now Equal Measure – passed far too early from this earth. Manuel was a friend, colleague, and mentor. His intrinsic love of learning, optimism, and empathy, and his fondness for the exploration of ideas, Read More

News Blog: Equal Measure Welcomes New Board and Team Members

Equal Measure is proud to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors – Don Baylor, Jr, senior program officer, Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Jason Ingle, co-founder and managing partner, Closed Loop Capital. Equal Measure has also expanded its team, and looks forward to the contributions of Eve Weiss, senior director; Jennifer Thompson, Read More

The STEM Active Learning Networks: Themes and Lessons

Since beginning active grantmaking in 2008, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (the Trust) has committed more than $1.5 billion dollars to nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in the United States and around the world. Although no longer a focus for the Trust, from 2008-2016 the Trust’s postsecondary education grantmaking focused on Read More

What are the Characteristics of Effective Systems Leaders?

By Kimberly Edmunds, Equal Measure & Mike Matsunaga, Harder+Company Community Research Investments in the social sector have become increasingly complex, with many foundations shifting toward strategies focused on improving outcomes for entire populations and communities. These systemic change efforts require coordination among stakeholders across all levels of the practice and policy continuum – from direct service Read More

Strengthening Alternative High School and Community College Partnerships

By Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Career Ladders Project, Alina Varona, Skyline College, and Georgia Kioukis, Equal Measure Every student deserves the opportunity to achieve their academic goals and aspirations, but cookie-cutter approaches to educational attainment often leave behind far too many students. For secondary students who experience challenges in the traditional education system, alternative high schools Read More

Advancing Equity in Communities Blog Series with SSIR

As part of our ongoing Advancing Equity in Communities communications exploration, we partnered with Stanford Social Innovation Review to elevate stories of communities breaking down structural barriers to opportunity, making change happen, and improving outcomes in areas such as expanding access to college, enhancing the financial well-being of families, and helping youth build pathways to careers. This blog series Read More

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