Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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What it Takes

To pilot the What it Takes e-mentoring program which uses software to help engage 50-100 professional African-American men as mentors to hundreds of black boys

The Free Library of Philadelphia

To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival

Girls Who Code

To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.

Campus Philly

To move the needle on Philadelphia's college graduate retention rate by fostering a coordinated, regional approach to student recruitment, engagement, and career placement

WHYY

For the "Ready To Learn" program

Code for America

To support a program that increases engagement and transparency in government by asking top developers and designers to become CFA fellows, giving a year of service in city governments, including two Knight communities

Fairmount Park Art Association

To premier 'GPS Intersect/Open Air,' a project by internationally renowned new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that will transform the Philadelphia night sky into an array of lights through searchlight voice activation via mobile devices

Leadership and Sustainability Institute

To launch and pilot the Leadership and Sustainability Institute which will help support and sustain at least 30 Knight grantees working in the Black Male Achievement field

New Foundry Social Ventures

To prove that social enterprises can operate at a large scale in the United States and can have a significant impact on moving people out of poverty by funding the roll-out of New Foundry Social Ventures (formerly Rubicon National Social Innovation/RNSI)) work in San Jose and Philadelphia

Rutgers University Foundation

For enhancement of community engagement programming through the creation of a new Camden-based play that will be researched and performed with community participation

The Reinvestment Fund

To create a radical new vision for Camden by developing and presenting to the governor of New Jersey a plan for reconnecting the city to its most valuable asset, the Delaware River waterfront

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