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Tackling the Student Basic Needs Crisis

Tackling the Student Basic Needs Crisis

COVID-19’s economic ramifications have brought the pre-existing student basic needs crisis to a tipping point.   Pre-COVID, 50% of college students suffered from food or housing insecurity, and, each year, 3 million students drop out due to financial issues...

2020 Michelson 20MM Foundation Smart Justice Spark Grantees

2020 Michelson 20MM Foundation Smart Justice Spark Grantees

The Justice Spark awardees will address faculty turnover in prison-based higher education programs, make University of California bachelor's degrees available to incarcerated individuals, and further Fair Chance Hiring.     In October 2020, the Michelson...

How a Request for Innovation Could Solve the Digital Divide

How a Request for Innovation Could Solve the Digital Divide

Crowdsourcing ideas and innovative solutions to provide high-speed internet access to all Californians.     Dr. Gary K. Michelson is calling on the State of California to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to generate, via crowdsourcing, ideas and innovative...

Michelson 20MM Foundation Is Supporting Racial Equity Partners

Michelson 20MM Foundation Is Supporting Racial Equity Partners

The Michelson 20MM Foundation stands with protestors and affected communities as an ally in anti-racism efforts.   While millions of Americans sheltered in their homes in 2020, many thousands poured into the streets to protest systemic racism and call for justice...

Encouraging Invention Among Students – Jaseem Bhatti

Encouraging Invention Among Students – Jaseem Bhatti

Jaseem Bhatti, Michelson IP 2020 Essay Winner Inspired by the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, college student Jaseem Bhatti says he invents to solve real-world problems. Bhatti is now devising a robot for...

Connecting California Bridges the Digital Divide

Connecting California Bridges the Digital Divide

In summer 2020, Michelson 20MM Foundation launched Connecting California to help bridge these divides. Held virtually, the inaugural series assembled local and national leaders to discuss and devise solutions for enhancing digital equity.     Introducing...

The Digital Divide: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The Digital Divide: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Connecting Californi6, 2020. In this series, the Michelson 20MM team discusses the digital divide and strategies to solve it with guest panelists:a, Pt. I –– The Digital Divide: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow was broadcast live via zoom on Thursday, August Lande...