The Abe Farag Family Foundation’s mission is to encourage and fund education and innovation projects. It uses its funds to support ventures through the Social Good Fund.» read more
As we in the States look to improve the quality of STEM education in our schools and universities, one of the precepts which arises time and again is the idea that students are far more likely to become interested in STEM topics when a practical application of those topics is presented. Students learn to hate math—to provide the classic example—because it is often presented to them as a bunch of abstract formulae which don't appear to apply to the real world. When ...!-->
As the average age of the U.S. population increases, one of the largest demographic shifts in our nation's history will occur—and our goals as philanthropists probably ought to shift along with the makeup of our population. Inside Philanthropy explains just how big a change is coming in the next 10 years:
As the Journal piece notes, the Census Bureau projects that by 2025, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will hit 66 million, up 38 percent from 2015.
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During middle-school and early high-school years, children from underprivileged communities are at the highest risk for academic disengagement. The dropout rate in these neighborhoods can rise as high as 35%! Created in 2004 by teachers and social entrepreneurs to curb these alarming possibilities, Spark connects underserved youth with professional mentors outside the classroom. Through connecting these at-risk students with adults in the workplace, Spark both strengthens and gives back to the community at large.
Students are paired with professionals at leading workplaces such as KPMG ...!-->
JMZ is a place for children and their parents to learn about and to explore the natural world. There are a number of exhibits covering topics related to the natural sciences, and there's even a small zoo with over fifty different animal species. In the summer months there are science programs and events to entertain and educate your child when school is out.
Abe Farag Family Foundation is pleased to support Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, and we encourage you to stop by ...!-->