The Haven at Skanda We sat down with Ellen Beckerman – Executive Director of The Haven at Skanda to learn about how this innovative animal sanctuary is expanding its services and reaching more people in the face of a global pandemic. Please note that this interview...
On March 16th, schools were ordered to close while teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and volunteers were suddenly faced with the unprecedented and formidable challenge of converting the rest of the school year to an online format. We spoke with Promise Zone Supervisor Raquan Pride about lack of internet access and digital infrastructure among students as well as the creative approaches being implemented to address those problems.
Our Response to the COVID-19 VirusGreetings friends, family, partners and community members, Like so many of you, The Gifford Foundation is closely monitoring the latest developments related to the COVID -19 virus. We are acutely aware of your concerns regarding the...
It is easy to underestimate the task of teaching a child to read. Because this lesson is taught early in life, we tend to regard it as simple and basic – like learning to walk. Yet millions of American children grow up without ever becoming truly literate, despite having attended school. Prof. Maria Murray, Founder and Executive Director of The Reading League, began studying this issue in 2015 and came to a radical conclusion: We need to reimagine how we teach children to read.
We would like to announce some new developments within our Board of Directors as we welcome four new additions to help guide us as we move forward.
Our Executive Director, Sheena Solomon, speaks about capacity building as an essential part of the Gifford Foundation’s mission and identity.
Over the past decade, The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County has grown by more than tenfold, providing an ever-increasing range of legal services to disenfranchised residents.
How did a small group of CNY residents grow an idea into a thriving and innovative nonprofit? We explore the history and growth of Helping Hounds Dog Rescue.