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February 2024

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Koret study finds Jewish preschool ‘deserts,’ high tuition costs, staff retention are key issues

A new research study supported by Koret Foundation, Rosov Consulting, and EarlyJ, “Exploring the Jewish ECE Ecosystem,” was shared with more than 180 participants across three locations last month. The findings from the research are available in full to the public.

January 2024

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Exploring the Jewish ECE ecosystem in the San Francisco Bay Area: Download the full report

Koret, in partnership with EarlyJ and Rosov Consulting, conducted a study to assess the state-of-play for Jewish ECE in our region. We have chosen to provide open access to the research in hopes that it will help practitioners, locally and beyond, make better informed grants toward expanding access to and increasing the quality of Jewish ECE programs.

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September 2023

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Koret Fall Update: Back to School

As a new school year begins, Koret is inspired by the work of our education and civics grantees, whose passion and drive for change push them to continually discover new opportunities for growth and better serve the next generation.

August 2023

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Using data to guide strategic grantmaking in Jewish early childhood education

“Understanding the needs of young families, educators, and other factors in the marketplace is critical to making strategic future investments that will help our communities thrive across generations.” Co-authored by Koret’s Danielle Foreman for eJewish Philanthropy, this op-ed uses data-driven findings to better serve the Jewish early childhood education marketplace.

December 2022

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Nervous about election results? You should be. Americans hardly know anything about civics

“If children don’t have civic opportunities where they live and we aren’t teaching them the fundamentals of democracy, then how can we expect them to protect it as adults?” Koret’s Ashley Rodwick reflects on the future of US civics education in this op-ed originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

December 2022

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Koret Winter Update: Supporting local veterans and their families

Koret recently renewed its commitment to local veterans with a $1.5 million investment in the Koret Veterans Initiative over three years. First launched in 2019, this initiative helps Bay Area veterans address barriers to success.

November 2022

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Koret Fall Update: Investing in civics education and in Jewish Peoplehood

An educated citizenry is key to a well-functioning democracy. Only through robust civic education can we ensure a stable, democratic future. That’s why Koret launched a $3.7 million Civic Learning Initiative to ensure that K-12 civic education across the Bay Area is engaging, robust and impactful.

July 2022

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Koret Summer Update: Civics Education and Strengthening Bonds with Israel

The Koret Foundation supports organizations that test and advance new and important ideas. To that end, this spring, we launched two new major initiatives: a new $3.8 million Civic Learning Initiative to build student knowledge and support teacher training to promote democracy and combat disinformation, and a $10 million grant to establish a new global collaborative between Tel Aviv University and ANU-Museum of the Jewish People.

June 2022

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Koret announces $3.7 Million in Grants to boost civic education across California

The new initiative builds student knowledge and supports teacher training to promote democracy and address disinformation in the Bay Area and beyond

April 2022

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Koret Foundation aims to bolster civics education in California

Koret has announced grants totaling $3.25 million to support civics education for California students, targeted toward programming that teaches young people to understand the nature of democracy, engage proactively as citizens and keep themselves informed in an age of hyperpartisanship.

July 2019

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Our two new grantmaking initiatives: K-12 Education Innovation Initiative & Veterans Initiative

2020 was a challenging year and clearly not what anyone expected, and yet we have been inspired by the ingenuity and strength of our grantees, who have risen to the occasion and found new and expanded ways of serving the community.