Project News | July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021
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The Carpentries: Introducing The Carpentries Director of Community, Alycia Crall The Carpentries is excited to welcome their new Director of Community, Alycia Crall. Alycia has extensive experience serving diverse communities. Most recently, she was at the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, an organization that collects and provides environmental data to advance the field of ecology) where […]

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Project News | July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021
Project News for July 15 2021

Mission Science Workshop: Exciting News! Despite making the shift to virtual classes during the 2020 school years, Mission Science Workshop (MSW) managed to reach more than 7000 students through approximately 720 online classes. Exploding homemade bath bombs, painting with kitchen spices, and experimenting with static electricity are examples of experiments that were conducted during the virtual classes. […]

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Project News | July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021
Project News for July 1, 2021

North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance: Six Chimpanzees Taken to New Home in Washington State The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance helped re-home six chimpanzees that were abandoned when a Sylmar, CA, sanctuary, Wildlife Waystation, closed in 2019. Their new, happier home, where they will live out the rest of their lives, is located in ­­­the Cascade Mountains of […]

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Project News | June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021
Project News | June 17, 2021

Project Homeless Connect: Managed Homeless Camping Facility Coming To Hillsboro in June Project Homeless Connect will supervise Hillsboro, Oregon’s first-ever managed camping facility for unhoused people on city-owned property. The camp, located on the outskirts of Hillsboro, is expected to open in mid-June and remain open until winter shelters are available. At the camp, thirty residents will […]

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Project News | June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021
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Black Funders Network: 1st Anniversary Celebration Watch Black Funders Network of the Bay Area’s (BFN) four-minute video celebrating their first anniversary. (You can catch glimpses of Community Initiatives’ President & CEO, Ruth Williams, and board member, Steve Barton, in the video.) BFN’s goal is to foster “an aligned support network of Bay Area Black philanthropic professionals to connect, align, and […]

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Project News | May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021
Project News May 20, 2021

Attendance Works: Attendance Campaign 2021  To help spread the word about their 2021 attendance awareness campaign, Attendance Works has developed a series of digital badges that can be downloaded for display on websites, blogs, email signatures, and social media profile pictures.  In addition, Attendance Works has developed a selection of evergreen badges (separate from their […]

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Project News | May 6, 2021

May 7, 2021
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The Carpentries: Library Carpentry Blog The Carpentries’ most recent blog post focuses on the expansion of their Library Carpentry project, which began with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This funding, and additional funding from the IMLS, has allowed The Carpentries to expand its collaborative community and make computational skills […]

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Project News | April 22, 2021

April 23, 2021
Project News April 22 2021

Happy Earth Day! The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. Community Initiatives is proud to support projects doing meaningful work in environment-related fields. Two such projects are The Predistribution Initiative and The Business Council on Climate Change. The Predistribution Initiative is a multi-stakeholder effort to improve investment structures so that, among […]

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Project News | April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021
Project News | April 9, 2021

Leadership Learning Community (LLC) Addressing Anti-Asian Violence Earlier this month, LLC published a statement in response to recent attacks on Asian Americans. LLC is committed to supporting leadership that reflects racial justice values. As such, LLC will be hosting two events to make space for reflection, strategy, and comfort. They hosted a Community Gathering on Anti-Asian […]

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Project News | March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021
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Announcing The Carpentries Podcast! The Carpentries has posted their first podcast with the goal of increasing engagement with their community by sharing conversations and discussions of interest in a format that is portable and accessible. You can stream and download the episodes directly from their website. Taken from sessions during their CarpentryCon @ Home 2020 event, the first […]

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