MacArthur and Burberry Foundations partner to promote digital literacy
December 05, 2012
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has partnered with the Burberry Foundation to provide a total of $2.2 million in support to expand the Chicago Hive Learning Network
. Hive plans to use the funding to grow its learning network, which helps Chicago area youths develop the skills they need to participate and compete in today's tech-savvy economy.
"To be successful today and in the workforce of the future, young people must be prepared to learn continually, collaborate to solve ever-changing problems, and quickly understand huge amounts of information," said MacArthur president Robert Gallucci.
Some of the Hive Network's current initiatives include FUSE, which presents hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; Burberry Create, a program that encourages creativity and innovation in learning experiences and Now Is the Time, a collaborative effort that incorporates various creative expressions into one conversation/demonstration against violence and misunderstanding. In all, 34 local organizations have joined with HIVE to promote these learning experiences for tomorrow's leaders.
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