Beyond Basketball: Ballmer Family Invests in Data-Driven Social Change
Steve and Connie Ballmer got in on the ground floor of the technological revolution centered on the rise of the personal computer. Having amassed a tech-fueled fortune worth over $20 billion by the time he retired after 34 years at Microsoft, the pair are once again key players at the forefront of a new age, this time as the power of technology is injected into the child welfare system in hopes of improving the lives of children, youth and families.
Desegregation First Step in Oakland Public School Reform
Public schools matter. The quality of the public K-12 school system should be the metric against which a city’s overall success is measured. However, public schooling is often instead a hotbed of socioeconomic inequality and the last frontier of urban renewal.