Immigration and Global Economy Drive Growth in Gateway Cities

As advances in technology and transportation continue to progress at a rapid clip, economies across the world have become increasingly bound through global networks of trade and immigration. This trend is none so clear as in gateway hubs. Known by some economists as “capitals of the world,” these cities boast commercial and financial links to [...]

By | 2018-08-13T01:45:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Education, Philanthropy, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Women on Both Sides of the Ocean Face Practical and Cultural Barriers to Higher Education

  Women have always faced sizable barriers in their quest for higher education. Some are unique to the country in which they live. Some are not. In both the United States and India there is no single reason why many women still cannot attend college. In both countries, the threads of socio-economic status, patriarchy and [...]

By | 2018-06-18T18:34:18+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

‘Dreamer’ Debate Highlights the Missed Opportunity of Fully Funding ELL Programs

As debate continues on Capitol Hill regarding the fate of “Dreamers” (young people who qualify for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act) there’s one immigration problem that isn’t making headlines: lack of federal funding for ELL (English Language Learners) in public schools. On average, federal funding only accounts for 11 percent [...]

By | 2018-06-18T18:16:44+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Innovative Education Initiatives in Gateway Cities

It’s not a new idea: the belief that public education can fuel economic growth. But it’s one that’s gaining traction, especially in Massachusetts. Twenty-four Gateway Cities across the state have pledged to work together to improve their local economies by building stronger schools and communities. Massachusetts has twenty-six so-called “Gateway Cities,” which are considered to [...]

By | 2018-05-18T18:19:03+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Improving Social Justice in Gateway Cities

As literal and metaphorical gateways to our nation, cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and LA are diverse, high-population, economic powerhouses. While each has its own flavor and demographic profile, each also reflects America’s identity and ideals in some way. The people that live there, those that pass through, the streets they walk and [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:57:33+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Raising Philanthropic Kids

As every new parent learns, quickly, there’s no single perfect way to raise a child. Each child is unique and none of them come with an instruction manual. But, as parents, we still do our best to raise children to be healthy, happy, and able to reach their full potential. We also try to instill [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:02:28+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Economic Swings Affect Philanthropy

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 there has been significant economic recovery in many parts of the world. Which is good news-- for philanthropic organizations. In times of economic hardship and downturn, donations from individuals and corporations to foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other philanthropic entities decline.  Which is troubling because when an entire country [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:08:44+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Blog, Philanthropy, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Charity Spotlight: Hirshhorn Museum

The Hirshhorn Museum, a modern art museum in Washington D.C., is part of the Smithsonian Institution. As such it is free and open to the public. How is that possible when most art museums in the country charge admission fees ranging from $14 for the Art Institute in Chicago (and that ticket price is for [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:07:56+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Charity Spotlight: Teaching Matters

In the 1800s the world of education was very different from today. In many parts of the country, especially in rural areas, first through eighth grade was taught in a one-room school house. Teachers were expected to teach multiple subjects (with an emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic), as well as keep the stove fire [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:06:49+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Blog, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Museums Level the Playing Field for Kids’ Access to Education

Countless studies and organizations tout the educational benefits of arts and cultural education. Research links music studies with mathematical achievement. Students who study art, research suggests, are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance. According to studies at the Cornell Language [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:06:02+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments