Attendance Works questions the actual rate of chronic absenteeism in U.S. schools. (Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student missing ten or more days of school.) The data is difficult to measure for a number of reasons, including the fact that absenteeism is reported at the end of the school year and the federal data is not released for another year and a half. An independent audit conducted by John Hopkins University discovered a discrepancy of two million absences compared to the federal absence count.
Read more about absenteeism here.
Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance
There are only about 200 white tigers left. In the wild, one white tiger occurs in every 10,000 births and they are often doomed because they cannot hide from their prey when hunting. In captivity, all white tigers are descendants of one tiger named Mohini, and a lot of inbreeding occurs. Zoos and sanctuaries have agreed to stop breeding white tigers, but private citizens who have “backyard cats” sometimes do. When they need rescuing, the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance steps in to send them to one of the sanctuaries in their network.
Read more here.
June 2nd is STRONGHOLD’s Annual Fundraiser & Birthday Party! Join them as they celebrate three years of transformative justice, racial justice, and community building. They’re having a party at Nido’s Backyard (104 Oak St., Oakland) and you’re invited. If you can’t make it but want to support their work, you can donate here. STRONGHOLD is one of Community Initiatives’ newest fiscally sponsored projects, and they’re working hard to make a difference in helping to restore people in our communities.
Learn more about their work here.
Are you a video game or computer animation industry professional? Gameheads is accepting applications for their 2022 Summer Mentors program. They’re also seeking guest speakers. Both will interact with their aspiring video game developers, helping them to successfully complete their interactive projects.
Want to get involved? Learn more about the program here.
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