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Education & Youth in the United States

Education & Youth in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and to help young people achieve in and out of the classroom, prepare for college and careers, and become fully engaged citizens.

Recent Work

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Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today  

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

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Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster share the latest research and personal anecdotes in their new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.

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Human Rights and an Alternative to Traditional Debate  

Johannes P. Wheeldon presents an alternative approach to debate and dialogue as a change-making tactic, with a focus on supporting inclusivity and promoting human rights.

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Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America  

A film about the educational journey of two African American boys becomes a tool for communities everywhere.

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All Young People in America Deserve the Opportunity to Succeed

A new public-private initiative to improve the lives of young men of color serves as a rallying cry to redouble our efforts.

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A New Milestone for America’s Young Men of Color

A joint initiative involving government, business, and nonprofits aims to help America’s young men of color reach their full potential in school, work, and life.

Open Society People

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