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Education Equity Starts with Vision & Leadership

| by Sylvia Yee in Education Equity

Envisioning a brighter 2025

Vice President of Programs Sylvia Yee talks about the San Francisco School District's exciting, and difficult, work to transform public schools.

I am excited to share the latest news about the San Francisco Unified School District’s work to transform public education, close the opportunity gap and improve lifetime chances for all of our city’s children. T…

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What's Next for Early Education in San Francisco Schools?

| by Sylvia Yee in Education Equity

An interview with Carla Bryant

What is PreK-3, and why do we need it? What has SFUSD achieved so far, and where are they facing challenges? Carla Bryant shares her thoughts.

Carla Bryant is Chief of Early Education at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). She recently discussed the status of the district’s work to support the success of its youngest students. What is Pre…

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Less Than One Percent

| by Ira Hirschfield in Leadership

Why leadership development should be a core part of grantmaking

In this SSIR article, Fund president Ira Hirschfield talks about how investing in leadership is critical to accelerating philanthropic impact.

This blog was originally published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website as part of the Talent Matters series. View the entire series, including the collection curated by Linda Wood featuring additional f…

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Equal Effort

| by Sylvia Yee in Gay & Lesbian Rights

How intentionality and collaboration have helped gay rights progress

In this SSIR article, Sylvia Yee talks about the decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration that helped further marriage equality.

Ten years ago, the fight for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in the United States looked like a lost cause. When Massachusetts became the first state to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples,…

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