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News and Events | 2 July 2012 | Education, Women in Philanthropy, Nonprofits, and Microfinance

July 2, 2012

Education

Meet William Hite, Philadelphia’s new school chief…: The Philly Inquirer features the new Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, recently the superintendent of the Prince George’s County, Maryland public schools. One of our research assistants, Haywood Perry III, is quoted.

‘The Next List’: A look at 25 fascinating people: The Sustainability Workshop is one of 25 schools highlighted on CNN’s “The Next List” which aired on Sunday, July 1st.

Big Issues in Education: The Wall Street Journal released a June edition of stories on education in the United States. Specific article/topics of interest are:

Women in Philanthropy, Nonprofits, and Microfinance

Wealthy Women Blurring the Line Between Donors and Activists: The New York Times highlights the work of Annie Lennox, Oxfam’s celebrity ambassadors program, and “The Circle”—a group of 16 influential women with a broad giving network of 150-plus, raising money for women’s projects around the world.

For Ambitious Nonprofits, Capital to Grow: David Bornstein in the Fixes column last week talks about another approach to investing in non-profits.

GuideStar Nonprofit Reports Now Include an “Impact Tab,” Featuring Expert Reviews and Assessments: GuideStar has a new feature on their site to highlight nonprofits granted a “Top Nonprofit” medal from Philanthropedia. These organizations will have an “Impact Tab” with information on impact, strengths, and other performance metrics.

PoverUp Kick-Starts Microfinance One $200 Ice Cream Outing At A Time: Forbes profiles a online microfinance and social business giving network, co-founded by Wharton alum, Charlie Javice, brother Elie Javice, a current Wharton/Penn SEAS student, along with Wharton classmate, Celia Lewis, and Wellesley College student Hillary Clevenger.

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