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Local Nonprofits Can Apply Now for our 2018 Good Neighbor Grants

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 1, 2017 9:32:33 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2017
Media Contact: Amber Styles
703-723-5647, media@jkcf.org 

Grant Opportunities Available for Nonprofits Serving Low-Income Students in the DMV Area

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation opens new round of funding for program that has awarded over $1 million to local organizations since 2012

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Topics: Media Release, grants, Good Neighbor Grants

Widening the Science Talent Pipeline for Underserved Students

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Aug 30, 2017 1:50:02 PM

Projections show that STEM careers will grow to over 9 million by 2022, and it’s about time that students from low-income backgrounds become part of the equation. 

For over 75 years, the Society for Science & the Public has sought to spark a passion for science, scientific research, and STEM education in the minds of young people around the world. In recent years, the Society has increased its focus on diversifying the STEM pipeline by launching a program to engage underrepresented students in science research and advanced science competitions.

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Topics: high achieving, high school, grants, Grantee Spotlight, excellence gap, STEM

Cooke Foundation Awards $855,000 in Grants to Benefit Low-Income Rural Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $855,000 to academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students in elementary and secondary schools in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi and Virginia.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, gifted programs, STEM, achievement gap, SAT, Advanced Placement, rural education, Appalachia, ACT

Cooke Chronicle: The End of the Traditional High School Transcript?

Posted by Kate Featherston on May 12, 2017 11:51:58 AM

May 12, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. The College Board says that access to SAT coaching leads to higher scores; a study shows most Americans are dissatisfied with how higher education treats students; and an expert describes myths about Pell Grants. 

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Topics: low income, Transfer students, college access, Achievement Trap, grants, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, SAT

BEAM Receives $1 Million Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Apr 17, 2017 2:35:15 PM

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) – a program that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students in New York City to prepare them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is expanding to Los Angeles with a $1 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 

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Topics: Media Release, college access, grants, education news, STEM

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants

Posted by Marc Linmore on Mar 23, 2017 11:51:03 AM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $225,000 in Good Neighbor Grants to eight nonprofit organizations to support academic and arts enrichment programs for over 700 K-12 students in Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

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Topics: Media Release, grants, Good Neighbor Grants

Cooke Chronicle: Feb. 17, 2017

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 17, 2017 1:49:12 PM

Feb. 17, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. College-level courses in high school present challenges and opportunities for school districts. Strong academic programming, community college transfer success, and changes to DACA were also popular topics this week.

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Topics: Scholar News, grants, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 16, 2017 12:28:06 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $350,000 in grants to three programs in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C., to provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students.

“Too often, low-income parents can’t afford to send their high-achieving children to rigorous academic programs outside of school,” said Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy. “These grants will make it possible for many extraordinary students to participate in such programs, furthering their education and better preparing them for college.”

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, STEM

Reflecting on 2016 and the Challenges Ahead

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 18, 2017 1:07:12 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation enters our 17th year more dedicated than ever to creating opportunities for talented students with financial need.

As we do so, it is helpful to reflect on some of the recent accomplishments we will continue to build upon. Here are 10 endeavors pursued by the Cooke Foundation in 2016:

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Topics: Scholars, Event, grants, alumni

Report Commemorates 16 Years of Scholarships, Grants, and Research

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 6, 2016 4:00:39 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today published a report summarizing its first 16 years of operation. The report details how the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarship assistance to nearly 2,200 high-achieving students from low-income families and over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

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Topics: Scholarship, JKCF, Media Release, programs, grants

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