We have released a new paper, “Early Health ‘Pay for Success’ Social Impact Finance: Scaling Up Prenatal Care in Virginia.” This paper is the first to describe how pay for success financing can improve access to pregnancy-based interventions and save precious public funds. We will be holding a webinar on December 11 at 3:00 PM ET on this ground-breaking paper. Join our PFS listserv to receive the official announcement, and information on how to register.
ReadyNation-Oregon released a new report, “Ensuring Oregon’s Global Competitiveness,” which highlights the skills gap that Oregon businesses face in trying to fill open positions. Present at the report release were J.P. Palanuk, Oregon entrepreneur and founder of the International Youth Silent Film Festival; Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor Industries; Michael Johnson, Principal at Beaverton Arts & Communications Magnet Academy; and ReadyNation Oregon State Director Martha Brooks. Read the report here.
We are seeking a dynamic organizer to join our team working to grow the economy and strengthen tomorrow’s workforce through effective investments in children. This senior associate position, located in Washington, D.C., requires at least 5 years experience working in a relevant position, such as an advocacy campaign, child and family policy, business membership organization, or public interest sector. Join this exciting initiative to improve the workforce of the future. Click here for more information.
Business and civic leaders in the states lead the way in protecting and strengthening smart investments in young children:
California: Julie Meier Wright, ReadyNation member and former CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. wrote a piece in the San Diego Union-Tribune that highlighted the importance of deeper learning.
Illinois: Three ReadyNation members met with Illinois State Sentator Tom Cullerton on October 6 to discuss why business cares about early learning.
Early childhood education is a smart financial investment and a moral responsibility. We owe it to these children to have a chance to arrive at school prepared to succeed. It’s both a head and a heart issue.
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ReadyNation is currently funded by:
Alliance for Early Success, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, California Education Policy Fund, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Robert Dugger, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Ford Foundation, Frances Hollis Brain Foundation, George Gund Foundation, Hagedorn Foundation, Heising Simons Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, McCormick Foundation, Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Foundation, Philip A. Peterson, Pritzker Children's Initiative, Rauch Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
View the funders page for a list of all funders, past and present.