Every Adult Can Build Youth Resilience and Help Students Thrive


Foundation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the Tacoma Whole Child Partnership, and Tacoma Public Schools address how school employees who work in a capacity often referred to as support staff can also play an important role in helping students learn and grow.

Fahren Johnson, GTCF Whole Child Senior Program Officer, said that "whether it's a bus driver, front office staff, kitchen staff, or recess supervisor, the way they show up and interact with kids can set a tone that creates that sense of belonging, safety, and confidence that our students need to thrive."

Johnson adds that the goal with the Whole Child Partnership is to "create a seamless current at each school, where every adult on campus is connected and working together to support our kids throughout the day in and out of the classroom."

With supportive adults, these "relationships buffer children from developmental disruption and help them develop resilience or the set of skills needed to respond to adversity and thrive." Read the Entire Article


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Arnall Community Funds Award Nearly $3 Million to Oklahoma Organizations
Foundation: Oklahoma City Community Foundation

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has announced that seven Oklahoma nonprofits will receive a total of $2,883,880 in grants through the Arnall Community Funds. The Arnall Community Funds were...more

The Wellspring Project and Water Conservation in Western Colorado
Foundation: Western Colorado Community Foundation

Propelled by the drought in western Colorado, the Wellspring project was launched on June 12 as a one-week summer camp for Fruita Middle School students to highlight water issues in the west. The...more

Top 50 Global Urban Innovation Selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced 50 Champion Cities. They represent the boldest urban innovations in the past year. They will enter the final stage of the 2021 Global Mayor’s Challenge. A...more

Family of Walmart Founder Creates $1M LGBTQ Fund in Response to Anti-Trans Measures
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Walton Family Foundation

The Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation have established a $1 million fund for the LGBTQ advocacy group in Walmart's home state of Arkansas. The Arkansas Community Foundation...more

Grays Harbor Community Foundation Awards $1 million in Scholarships
Foundation: Grays Harbor Community Foundation

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation will award nearly US$1 million in scholarships and will help more than 300 students from local universities and trade schools in the next academic year. This...more

Champaign County Farm Bureau Brings Agriculture into the Classroom
Foundation: Community Foundation of East Central Illinois

Sarah Kaper, director of "Ag in the Classroom" of the Champaign County Department of Agriculture, worked with Urbana Park District (UPD) and Champaign County Forest Reserve (CCFPD) to provide an...more

Peace Walk Aims to Build Stronger Community in Wellington Heights
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Wellington Heights Neighborhood Engagement Program held its first Peace Walk this weekend and plans to organize other walks each month through October. The walks aim to build a sense of...more

Oregon Community Foundation Completes Record Funding Cycle
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

Juliette's House, YCAP and Reach Northwest received grants totaling $66,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation. The grants are part of a record funding cycle by the Oregon Community Foundation...more

Wayne County Community Foundation Awards Grants Addressing Youth Hunger
Foundation: Wayne County Community Foundation

The annual grant making focus for the Wayne County Community Foundation's GIVE 365 program was "Supporting Wayne County, Ohio, Vulnerable Youth," with a primary focus on addressing childhood hunger...more

Summer Program Merges Recreation and Educational Opportunities in Santa Fe
Foundation: Santa Fe Community Foundation

The City of Santa Fe is committed to providing fun, COVID-19 safe, accessible, educational and entertaining summer and after-school programs. Through the establishment of a strong five-year...more






The position young people are dealt with can be complex, and yet the entire economic system is still focused for an age that’s almost gone astray. The solution? Promoting social enterprise and getting these young people integrated into work.




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