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The Biggest Game in Adoption Today

The Chronicle of Social Change reports on WWK’s “groundbreaking” plan to find homes for 58,000 foster kids.

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Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low Income Youth

A rigorous evaluation of Year Up’s impact demonstrates the large earnings gains for young adults in its workforce development program.

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There’s a Surprisingly Easy Way to Reduce Unplanned Pregnancies

The Washington Post reports how removing small barriers to getting an IUD or implant has yielded big results in Delaware.

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My Journey From Couch-Surfing Kid to Tech Engineer

A Year Up graduate tells Entrepreneur how the program gave him the mindset, the skill set and the connection to launch a successful career.

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A Billionaire Wages War on Poverty in Oklahoma

In Tulsa, philanthropist George Kaiser is mounting one of the most ambitious efforts in the US to help the poor.

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Nonprofits Give “Disconnected” Youths Another Chance

Youth Village's YVLifeset program helps young adults aging out of foster care to move on a positive trajectory.

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What Makes A Nonprofit Big Bettable?

Four characteristics can make nonprofits candidates for large investments.

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The Link Uniting Donors and Doers for Social Change

Field Catalysts are the bridge to bring together wealthy philanthropists and activists to make real progress.

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Kaiser Foundation’s Effort to Reshape the Futures of Children in Poverty

The George Kaiser Family Foundation has rolled out a new integrated program aimed at improving the lives of Tulsa County’s poor children.

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George Kaiser Family Foundation Continues Initiative to Break Cycle of Poverty in Tulsa

The program’s first phase is underway, and over the next two years it hopes to reach 17,000 children living at or near the poverty level in Tulsa.

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