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In Sacramento, tackling the digital divides has received top billing among pundits and decision makers. Oftentimes inaccessible, the conversation usually remains within the confines of the Capitol. Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation, the California Community Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation on June 25th, 2021, as we shift the paradigm through our next Connecting California event.
College brochures often note the cost of attending the school, but this number often understates the true cost of attendance. This is because the calculations seldom account for non-tuition expenses such as housing, books, supplies, childcare, and transportation.
The Michelson 20MM Foundation has joined the Los Angeles Post Secondary Education Funders Collaborative (LAPSEFC), a group of foundations that recognizes the central role that postsecondary education can and should play in building a more equitable and just society.
On May 20th, the Michelson 20MM Foundation hosted The Power of Connectivity: How Internet Innovators are Closing the Digital Divide, a virtual event that saw experts on internet connectivity and champions for social equity discuss methods for ensuring students, educators, and families enjoy access to reliable, high-speed internet.
The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) hosted its second graduation honoring 35 graduates for successfully completing the Wildland Fire Academy, a rigorous 10-month professional development program. Last year, Michelson 20MM awarded a Spark Grant to FFRP to further their work.
The Michelson 20MM Foundation is helping tackle California’s digital divide through new grants to leading policy, research, and technology nonprofit organizations.