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Project News | The Carpentries, Groundwork Ohio, US Digital Response, Digging Deep, Board Member Highlight

The Carpentries is Fundraising Through the End of the Year

The Carpentries is aiming to raise $30,000 in individual contributions by the end of 2020 in order to expand their work into new geographies and disciplines. The Carpentries managed to teach nearly 200 workshops in 2020 despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donate here.


Groundwork Ohio Accepting Applications for the 2021 Groundwork Early Childhood Leadership Fellowship 

Groundwork Ohio‘s Fellowship is designed to provide emerging early childhood professionals with essential training and support needed to enhance their leadership skills and talents. The deadline for applications is this Friday, November 20th at 5:00 p.m.

Learn More & Apply Here

Digging Deep Discussing Social-Emotional Learning

Digging Deep published their most recent blog post about The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) webinar on social-emotional learning. The blog focuses on the importance of equipping kids with SEL skills both at home and at school.   

Read the Blog Here

Watch the CASEL Webinar Here

U.S. Digital Response Ranked #8 Most Influential Project

Out of thousands of projects put forward for consideration, Project Management Institute ranked U.S. Digital Response as the 8th most influential project of 2020 in their overall most influential category. On top of that, U. S. Digital Response ranked #2 for projects in North America and #1 for technology projects. PMI gathered input and recommendations from hundreds of experts, members, and stakeholders across the globe to create its list of most influential projects.

Learn More Here

Here is a useful tool for virtual presentations and events from one of our projects:

The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) has created a DEI Tip Sheet: Captioning, subtitles, transcription for online meetings and events to help support diverse participation.

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Board Member Highlight

Loren Pogir

Community Initiatives Board of Directors Service: April 2018–present

Loren has 20 years of experience in strategy, finance, and operations in healthcare, financial services, and philanthropy. She began volunteering in nursing homes when she was in college and has been engaged in the area of aging ever since. Loren founded Transforming Care Partners to help organizations and leaders in the field of aging, serious illness, advanced illness, and end-of-life care build sustainable business models and implementation plans to transform the experience of aging and end-of-life care at scale.

Prior to founding Transforming Care Partners, Loren was the Managing Director at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a Chief Operating Officer at BlackRock, and Director of Strategy at BlackRock. Loren started her career at Ernst & Young in their Health Care Strategy Group and has consulted with non-profits in areas of aging including Experience Corp, Jewish Family Children’s Services Older Adult Services, and Chaparral House Nursing Home. Loren has over a decade of volunteer experience in nursing homes and adult day care centers and is currently a Palliative Care volunteer at Jewish and Family Children’s Services in San Francisco.

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