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Michelson 20MM Info Webinar: 2024 OER Spark Grants Funding Cycle

Michelson 20MM Info Webinar: 2024 OER Spark Grants Funding Cycle

Video credit: Michelson 20MM The Michelson 20MM Foundation, part of the Michelson Philanthropies network, works to widen access to educational opportunities by promoting programs and policies that advance the adoption of open educational resources (OER). To help...

The Education Trust-West Shares Why Student Parent Data Matters

The Education Trust-West Shares Why Student Parent Data Matters

Video credit: Michelson 20MM On December 13th, Michelson 20MM hosted The State of Pregnant and Parenting Students webinar with guest panelists The Education Trust-West. In this series, Dr. Christopher Nellum (Executive Director, The Education Trust-West) and his team...

Homeboy Industries Implement Pathways from Prison to College

Homeboy Industries Implement Pathways from Prison to College

Video credit: Michelson 20MM In this webinar series, Michelson 20MM and Homeboy Industries discuss how Homeboy Industries is implementing California’s Best Practices: Pathways From Prison to College anti-recidivism strategies to support currently and formerly...

The 2023 Smart Justice Spark Grants Funding Cycle Webinar

The 2023 Smart Justice Spark Grants Funding Cycle Webinar

Video credit: Michelson 20MM Foundation In this informational webinar, Michelson 20MM Foundations' Ryan Erikson-Kulas and Kenia Miranda Verdugo review the 2023 Smart Justice Spark Grants funding cycle evaluation criteria. Proposal submissions will be held from...

EdSource Roundtable: Making College Textbooks More Affordable

EdSource Roundtable: Making College Textbooks More Affordable

  Textbooks can be a major financial burden for students, especially those struggling with tuition and living costs. But California is taking steps to address this issue. In 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring California's public universities to...

Michelson 20MM: How AI is Transforming Digital Equity

Michelson 20MM: How AI is Transforming Digital Equity

Michelson 20MM's webinar series "The AI Divide: What is the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Digital Equity?" explores the impact of AI on digital equity in California and beyond. Watch the panel discussion featuring experts in AI social work research, workforce...

How New Title IX Updates Will Protect Pregnant and Parenting Students

How New Title IX Updates Will Protect Pregnant and Parenting Students

Michelson 20MM is a private, nonprofit foundation working toward equity for underserved and historically underrepresented communities by expanding access to educational and employment opportunities, increasing affordability of educational programs, and ensuring the...

2023 Digital Equity Spark Grants Webinar

2023 Digital Equity Spark Grants Webinar

The 2023 Digital Equity Spark Grants funding cycle is now open from February 27th to March 13th for organizations doing work in California. In this webinar, Michelson 20MM hosts Ryan Kulas-Erikson, Director of Programs and Operations, and Cristal Mojica, Digital...

California and the FCC Unite to Eliminate Digital Discrimination

California and the FCC Unite to Eliminate Digital Discrimination

On November 16, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) joined the Michelson 20MM Foundation to discuss how we can eliminate digital discrimination. FCC Special Advisor Sanford Williams took the stage and also shared special remarks from FCC Chairwoman...