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Documentary Brings the Beauty of Cogeneration to PBS

Documentary Brings the Beauty of Cogeneration to PBS

A new documentary film, Ink & Linda, chronicles the unexpected friendship between Inksap, a Vietnamese-American street artist in his 20s, and Linda, a white modern dance teacher in her 70s. Shortly after a chance encounter brings these two together, they begin...

Announcing the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity

Announcing the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity

We’re out to show the world that older and younger people can help solve pressing problems when they work together. To that end, today we’re launching the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity, a partnership with the Ares Charitable Foundation to elevate...


Chad Wick

KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Purpose Prize Fellow 2006

Empowering Communities to Improve Education.

As President & CEO of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Chad Wick, 63, wants to transform the American public school system and increase the number and diversity of those who receive a high quality education. In Ohio, KnowledgeWorks Foundation is collaborating with other organizations on an array of initiatives designed to address specific challenges in the state’s public schools. The foundation works to integrate education from preschool to post-secondary levels with the idea that connecting the separate systems of education will lead to better educated students who graduate from high school and go on to college in greater numbers. Through the Ohio High School Transformation Initiative, Wick is working to redefine the state’s struggling urban high schools by tossing out the “one size fits all approach” and dividing existing schools into several smaller, supportive, academically rigorous schools on the same campus. Another program, Early College, is designed to allow students to graduate from high school with both a high school diploma and a college associate’s degree.