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How JumpStart Trains Teachers to Become Video Game Content Developers

Brad Spirrison | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Brad Spirrison

Nearly three quarters of elementary and middle school teachers already incorporate digital games within their classroom curriculum, according to a recent survey by the Games and Publishing Council. The smart money is on this number going up in the coming years.

5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund

Ray Leach | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

Many community leaders believe one of the best ways to create real growth (wealth, jobs and opportunities) is to invest capital (debt or equity) in hi...

Magpies and Wild Things

Tom Healy | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Tom Healy

According to an old superstition, it matters how many magpies you see. Because they eat and chatter together and because they are monogamous and have one mate for life, it's bad luck to see just one.

How To Jumpstart Your Car Without Using Jumper Cables, From Lauren Fix (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

What should you keep in your car at all times for emergency roadside assistance? Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, showed me a fabulous device called a "ba...

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Mentors

John Dearborn | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
John Dearborn

An effective mentoring program takes a commitment of time, resources and energy from community leadership to get it right -- and helping strong leaders become successful mentors isn't as easy as it would seem.

The Unexpected Value of Teaching Entrepreneurship

John Dearborn | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
John Dearborn

With the pace of change in businesses operating in any size industry, much of what is being taught in entrepreneurship classes could mean a great deal to a company's long-term growth and success.

What If Universities Recruited Entrepreneurs Like They Recruited Athletes?

John Dearborn | Posted 03.28.2012 | Small Business
John Dearborn

If entrepreneurial education is important to America's economy and global competitiveness, and good for its students, why don't we recruit entrepreneurs for our colleges the way we do athletes?

A 'B2B' Gold Rush?

Lynn-Ann Gries | Posted 01.28.2012 | Small Business
Lynn-Ann Gries

It seems that investors are beginning to show a little love to business-to-business Internet companies, also known as "B2B" firms. Most of these companies will never be household names. Still, they can become very profitable and generate significant returns for investors, as well as wealth and jobs for the communities they're in.

Jumpstart Reads for a Record... and a Purpose

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Michael Yarbrough

During a day that proved to be both emotional and educational, parents, volunteers, politicians and celebrities stood up for a cause they believe in: the continued expansion of national support for early childhood education.

America's Early Childhood Education Crisis

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Michael Yarbrough

The fact of the matter is that early childhood, ages three to five, is not only an ideal time to build a solid foundation in literacy and critical thinking abilities, but a crucial one at that.

Investing in National Service

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
AnnMaura Connolly

There are smart investments the federal government can make that will create jobs, guarantee a return on taxpayer investment and power organizations that find cost effective approaches to social challenges. National service is one of them.

Obama Aims To Transform America's "Rust-Belt" Into A "Tech-Belt"

John Dearborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Dearborn

President Obama and his administration are doing what they need to do: shining the brightest spotlight possible on entrepreneurship as a solution to our nation's job crisis.

Why Conservatives Should Love AmeriCorps, Not Kill It

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Sagawa

Despite the bipartisan majorities that created AmeriCorps in 1993, conservatives still can't get past the program's association with Bill Clinton.

A White House Family Reunion

Jumpstart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jumpstart

By Eli Winkelman Two weeks ago, I went to the White House for its first ...

Plum T.V. Profiles Young Activists And Nonprofits In 'Citizen Active' Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sarah O'Brien, an eager young Jumpstart Boston volunteer, dedicated a year to working one-on-one with a pre-school student in at an inner city school....

Resetting: An Unprecedented Meeting of Philanthropists

Jumpstart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jumpstart

This was an unprecedented event in the Bay Area; never before had Jewish and non-Jewish grantmakers gathered together in "Jewish space" to discuss needs and tactics.

Philanthropy's New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?

Jumpstart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jumpstart

After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze.