The Dean Witter Foundation makes grants to launch and expand innovative conservation and K-12 education programs in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The Foundationís conservation priorities are to support organizations that conserve, restore, and revitalize natural landscapes; improve the stewardship of water resources; and inspire young people to get outdoors and connected to the environment.
Planting Justice: Growing food, jobs and community. Thatís what this incredible Bay Area organization is accomplishing. But the story of how they are doing it will amaze you.
Aim High: Summer is a time to be different, not a time to be more of the same. So says my guest Alec Lee, co-founder and executive director of Aim High, a tuition-free fun and engaging summer learning and enrichment program.
Islandwood: Located on Bainbridge Island in Washington State is a 255-acre outdoor learning center called IslandWood. In this report youíll meet Dr. John Haskin, Senior Vice President for Education at IslandWood, who introduces us to the programs they offer.
In K-12 education, the Foundationís priorities are to support promising academic programs to help all students develop their full potential; cultivate meaningful advances in the delivery of curriculum; and inspire educational leaders to improve schools.