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We have awarded our final Phase 2 Grant to the RAND Corporation. The grant funding will be used to develop and publish an educational guidebook for correctional professionals
that outlines best practices and considerations for implementing high quality college in prison
Wiki Education has been awarded a Spark Grant for their Wikipedia Student Program. This program supports Wikipedia writing assignments in higher education, giving students the rare and powerful opportunity to write for a real audience as part of their course work.
Michael Mendoza is National Director for #cut50, a bipartisan initiative to reduce the US prison population. Recently, the Michelson 20MM Foundation partnered with #cut50 to host a prescreening of the Lynn Novick documentary series “College Behind Bars.” The event provided an opportunity for me to connect with Michael who agreed to share his story and the work of his organization.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at The Future of Intellectual Property Summit at USC! It was a great day of exploring key trends in entertainment, biotech and global IP security with thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and some of the nation’s most innovative companies.
As part of Phase 2 of the Spark Grant program, the Michelson 20MM Foundation has awarded a grant to Impact Justice for its California Justice Leaders program. CJL is the first of its kind AmeriCorps program specifically designed for young adults who have been justice involved.
Hal Plotkin is a writer, journalist and activist. He served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education during the Obama Administration. Previously, Plotkin served on the Board of Trustees at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, based in California’s Silicon Valley, where in 2003, he initiated the first official college governance policy in the United States requiring administrative support for the use of public domain learning materials, which later became known as open educational resources.