The University of Maryland is pleased to announce a grant award from the Heising-Simons Foundation to advance the new Karabelle Pizzigati Initiative in Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families. The Initiative’s goals are to expand the number of effective policy advocates on behalf of low-income and vulnerable children, youth and families through teaching, professional training, and research. This grant will allow the Initiative to convene national and state experts to advise the strategic direction of the Initiative and to conduct its first case study to inform future advocacy efforts, which focuses on an early childhood education financing campaign.
The Heising-Simons Foundation is a family foundation based in Los Altos, California. The Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people.
Adele Robinson is the Karabelle Pizzigati Endowed Professor in Advocacy for Children, Youth and Families.