The Foundation’s grantmaking strategy is squarely focused on strengthening the human capital in urban schools by addressing the effectiveness of teachers, the leadership skills of principals, and the managerial and analytic talent needed at multiple levels of the school system.

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The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Development grantmaking is to bring the voice of young people to the significant issues that affect them and their communities. Too often, youth perspectives are unheard or ignored and consequently, young people do not play a central role in addressing the problems and decisions that impact their lives.

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The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is committed to improving the healthy development of children, ages 0-8, by supporting innovative programs, initiatives and policies that benefit such children and their families.

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In The Spotlight...

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016

Center for Study of Early Childhood Employment releases ground-breaking report, Early Childhood Workforce Index. The science is clear -- early childhood education shapes children’s lifelong development -- yet science and reality don’t align. While we understand that early education is critical, we’re not adequately investing in our most important resource: our children’s teachers. The median hourly wage for child care workers is $9.77, and 46% of these workers and their families are enrolled in at least one public support program. The median hourly wage for preschool teachers is $13.74, and 34% of these workers and their families are enrolled in at least one public support program. Find out how your state stacks up here.
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Educational Video Center Produces National Award Winner

Congratulations to Educational Video Center (ECD), long-time grantee of the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation. EVC student, Raelene Holmes-Andrews won the 2014 Media for A Just Society Award, presented by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency(NCCD), for her film "Life Under Suspicion: Youth Perspectives on NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy." According to NCCD's website "These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare issues."
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New & Noteworthy

Spring 2016 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded almost $2 million in grants in May 2016. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.
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Report on 2015 Convening of Early Childhood Development Grantees

The Stone Foundation hosted a convening of early childhood development grantees in the summer of 2015. Representatives from grantee organizations in Boston, Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia gathered to discuss common challenges they face as they attempt to grow, expand their reach, and deepen their impact. This report synthesizes key themes and ideas as these early childhood development leaders shared and learned from each other.
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Staff Changes at the Stone Foundation

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is pleased to announce that effective December 15, 2015, Brandon Thorne has joined our team as a Senior Program Officer. Brandon brings over 5 years of philanthropic experience and a breadth of knowledge about the needs of children and families and the programs serving them.
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