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Q&A with Kresge’s new Education Program Officer Ashley Johnson

July 29, 2021

Kresge’s Education Program recently welcomed Ashley Johnson as a new program officer. Johnson most recently served as the founding executive director of the Detroit College Access Network (DCAN), an organization that provides critical college access and success programming in the city of Detroit. Communications Officer Tracey Pearson asked Johnson a few questions…

A quote card with a photo of Ashley Johnson and the text: Ashley Johnson, Program Officer, Education Progra. The quote reads: "To quote Nelson Mandela, I truly believe that "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." The more people who have high-quality educational experiences, the better chance we have at changing and improving our world. "

Kresge joins new coalition to modernize and advance the U.S. public health system

July 28, 2021

The Kresge Foundation has joined a new coalition of organizations working together to develop a five-year roadmap for public health leaders and elected officials that influences strategic investments and decision-making to build a more robust and sustainable public health system. Other members include the de Beaumont Foundation, the CDC Foundation,…

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Resilience for all: Building health equity infrastructure for climate-driven disasters

July 26, 2021

In the San Francisco Bay Area, we’ve experienced a wave of climate-driven disasters in recent years. This includes the most destructive wildfire season in California history, which arrived during an unprecedented heatwave that led utilities to conduct rolling power shut-offs in communities vulnerable to fire. That was on top of…

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Kresge summer intern pursues passion in finance and social impact

July 21, 2021

The Kresge Foundation recently kicked off the sixth year of its summer internship program after a break in 2020 due to COVID-19. Every summer Kresge welcomes a cohort of interns and fellows to work at the foundation for approximately 10 weeks. Internships are designed for undergraduate students, while fellowships are…

A photo of Saria Nashef with the text: Virtual Summer @Kresge 2021, Saria Nashef, Summer Intern, Finance

Rapson: New Memphis Investment Fund shows how small bets, long-term partnership add up

July 20, 2021

So much of Kresge’s work entails a long-term, multi-faceted, sequential build. Constructing multiple grants to create a portfolio taking aim at a particular dimension of a challenge – think the spectrum of grants that form our Education team’s access and success strategy. Combining grantmaking with learning networks – think our…

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