On the current Venture Philantropy Partners Newsletter I found these two interesting links:

The College Summit Approach

Rising college enrollment rates reveal what high schools are doing right for their students.

College Summit builds the capacity of schools to dramatically increase college-going school- and district- wide. Trained student influencers build college-going culture, while teachers and counselors use a managed curriculum and technology tools to help all students create postsecondary plans and apply to college. Data and accountability tools equip school leaders to manage improved student outcomes. The result? All students see high school graduation as a launching pad to successful futures.

More at http://www.collegesummit.org/

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Internews is an international media development organization whose mission is to empower people worldwide with the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard. more

How the Power of Information is Changing Lives:

‘Filmanthropist’ Ted Leonsis, Journalist Mariane Pearl Honored at Internews Media Leadership Awards

Mariane PearlBusinessman, philanthropist and film producer Ted Leonsis and award-winning international journalist Mariane Pearl were honored June 5 at the 2008 Internews Media Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C. Pearl spoke to the audience about how “journalism is the best tool to combat fear.” “Are we capable of not only asking questions of people in power but of also asking questions of ourselves?” she said. A Vietnamese environmental reporter, a Kenyan radio host and a Ukrainian media rights advocate were also honored. More

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