Education and Skilled Workforce Posts
Introducing Burness 30 for 30
To celebrate Burness' 30th anniversary, we're committing to raising $30,000 for a new computer lab for the the African Education Project, a Zambia-based non-profit founded and led by a former Burnesser.
Preparing a New Generation of Global Citizens
The Stevens Initiative is championing the use of virtual exchange to bring together young people in the United States with their peers from the Middle East and North Africa so that they can learn about the world and about each other.
Grown-Ups Spell for Good
Burness competed in a grown-up spelling bee to raise money for the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy. It was awesome. Here are the highlights.
Spotlight on a Local Partner: Edu-Futuro
Though our work takes us around the world, some of our favorite projects are a lot closer to home—in our own backyard, in fact. Educación Para Nuestro Futuro (Edu-Futuro), based in Arlington, VA, is a perfect example. Read on to learn about their work.
Our Creative Portfolio
Videos, graphics, gifs, Twitter, blog posts, websites – these days, there are so many ways to communicate beyond traditional media, and Burness does ‘em all. To showcase some of our recent creative work, we’ve put together a new creative portfolio.
Social Competence: Setting Kids Up to Succeed
This month, new research was published in the American Journal of Public Health with an important message: that a simple assessment of a child’s social competence can help to predict his or her health and social outcomes, well into adulthood.
School Is Out For Summer
Across the country, kids (and parents!) are celebrating the end of the school year. But should it be a break from learning? No. The so-called "summer slide" is real. Students typically lose two to three months in reading achievement and two months of math skills during the summer.
CollegeTracks Paves the Way for More Kids in Need
A small Maryland-based nonprofit, CollegeTracks, is helping low-income students in Montgomery County tackle the college admissions and financial aid process. This week CollegeTracks announced the expansion of its program to a third high school in the area. The move will provide hundreds more students with support.
Expanding the Pipeline of Skilled Workers
The White House hosted a summit focused on the need to “upskill” America’s workforce. More than 100 leading employers, who employ five million workers, made commitments to "upskill" their workers by expanding access to apprenticeships and on-the-job training in partnership with thirty national and local labor unions and non-profit groups.