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The Education Program in 2009

Road Trip Nation

After graduation, three Southern California friends commandeered one family's dilapidated RV and drove across the country to interview professionals whose work interested them. What started as a lark to help the three graduates find a career now may hold one key to lowering California’s devastating problem with high school dropouts. Photo courtesy of Roadtrip Nation.

 

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In 2009, the Education Program made 117 grants to 86 organizations, totaling over $39 million.

Download the Education Program's 2009 Report to the Board PDF

View a list of the Education Program's 2009 grants.

The Education Program in the News in 2009:

Featured Website: American Institutes for Research
The Liberation of Textbooks
Taking to the Road in Search of a Career
Sowing the Seeds of Arts Education
Closing the Education Gap in America's Poorest Neighborhoods