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Education & Youth

Education & Youth

The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry.

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Open Society Voices

A Scholarship That Follows Its Recipients Home

December 19, 2014 by Zoe Brogden

This fall, the first Civil Society Leadership Awards scholars enrolled at universities around the U.S. with one goal: to bring new skills and ideas back to their home countries.

The Lasting Campaign for Black Male Achievement

December 17, 2014 by Kenneth H. Zimmerman

Over six years after the Open Society Foundations launched the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the initiative is spinning off as an independent organization.

Police Shootings Aren’t the Only Way the Justice System Fails Youth

December 10, 2014 by Luisa Taveras 1

Young people of color face particularly long odds when dealing with courts and police, from sexual abuse in prison to cops assuming they’re guilty until proven innocent.

Open Society People

Deputy Country Director
Director Education and Youth Development Program
U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute–Baltimore
Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs