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James Irvine Foundation, 2016
Between 2009 and 2014, The James Irvine Foundation invested $13.4 million through the Arts Regional Initiative to build the capacity of a group of nonprofit arts organizations in California locales outside of major arts centers. The aim was two-fold: to increase cultural participation and improve financial sustainability. The following lessons,…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Nonprofit Organizations, Financial Support, Sustainability
James Irvine Foundation, 2015
The Exploring Engagement Fund provides risk capital for arts nonprofits to experiment with innovative ideas about how to engage diverse Californians. In order to understand the variety of Californians engaged in arts experiences, this guide is intended to support current and future Fund grantees in collecting participant information. Exploring…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Private Financial Support, Participant Characteristics, Low Income Groups
James Irvine Foundation, 2012
A three-year study tracking outcomes for approximately 3,000 students across California shows that career-focused dual enrollment programs can provide important benefits for those who are underachieving and underrepresented in higher education. Dual enrollment, which allows high school students to take college courses and earn college credit, was…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Participation, College Credits, Dual Enrollment
James Irvine Foundation, 2012
A three-year study tracking outcomes for approximately 3,000 students across California shows that career-focused dual enrollment programs can provide important benefits for those who are underachieving and underrepresented in higher education. Dual enrollment, which allows high school students to take college courses and earn college credit, was…
Descriptors: College Credits, Dual Enrollment, Non English Speaking, Career Development
Hughes, Katherine L.; Rodriguez, Olga; Edwards, Linsey; Belfield, Clive – James Irvine Foundation, 2012
In 2008, The James Irvine Foundation launched the Concurrent Courses initiative to make dual enrollment programs--which allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit--available to low-income youth who struggle academically or who are from populations historically underrepresented in higher education. This work advances…
Descriptors: College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation
Edwards, Linsey; Hughes, Katherine L.; Weisberg, Alan – James Irvine Foundation, 2011
Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit. While dual enrollment has historically focused on high-achieving students, these programs can have significant benefits for underperforming students as well, particularly if integrated with a career focus. This research shows that student…
Descriptors: College Credits, Student Experience, Dual Enrollment, Underachievement
James Irvine Foundation, 2010
Creating paths for the active engagement of Californians serves as a unifying theme for The James Irvine foundation as it pursues its mission of expanding opportunity for the people of California. Through the foundation's grantmaking programs in arts, California Democracy and Youth, it aspires to a California where opportunities to participate…
Descriptors: Grants, Social Justice, Democratic Values, At Risk Persons
James Irvine Foundation, 2009
As part of its work to advance the multiple pathways approach to high school education, the James Irvine Foundation engaged the Bridgespan Group to develop a framework for assessing the nature and needs of the fields in which nonprofits operate. These agents of change often struggle to understand how to focus their field-building investments and…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Change, Nonprofit Organizations, Evaluation Methods
James Irvine Foundation, 2009
High school students participating in 16 California multiple pathways programs generally graduated at higher rates, met university requirements in greater numbers, performed better on high school exit exams and were more engaged in school and learning. This report summarizes a 2007-2008 study of the ConnectEd Network of Schools, capturing positive…
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, High School Graduates, Program Effectiveness, College Bound Students
Howard, Don; Wu, Pat – James Irvine Foundation, 2009
Every child deserves an education that allows the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams. This is the shared belief of The James Irvine Foundation and the Bridgespan Group. Unfortunately, California's education system is failing to provide young people the foundation for success in adulthood. Irvine believes that young people must be offered…
Descriptors: Career Education, Focus Groups, Student Interests, Academic Achievement
Golann, Joanne Wang; Hughes, Katherine L. – James Irvine Foundation, 2008
This report from the Community College Research Center sheds light on the current policies and practices that shape "dual enrollment" efforts in California. The report, funded by The James Irvine Foundation, demonstrates the feasibility of using dual enrollment programs to enhance college and career pathways for low-income youth who are…
Descriptors: Models, College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students