Tag Archives: Creativity

Celebrate the New Year with Creativity

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

I imagine you, like me, have a host of stories from the holidays.  I traveled to the mid-west to visit family for a week.  As always, I had a raucously joyous time playing with my little nephews and nieces, and … Continue reading

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Continuing the Creativity Conversation

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Over the past two days, more than 150 people participated in the Creative New Jersey conference, discussing how creativity and innovation can help revitalize New Jersey. (See this earlier blog post for background on the conference). This was no ordinary … Continue reading

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GOOD on Better Neighborhoods

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate If you’re not familiar with GOOD (the magazine, the website, their events & videos), they are worth checking out. They show us how to collaborate – individuals, businesses and nonprofits – and move forward on … Continue reading

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Thinking about Philanthropy – and Justice

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David Grant, President and CEO I have been reading Michael Sandel’s book Justice, which stems from his popular course of the same name at Harvard.  In between chapters over the weekend, I have been reading proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking … Continue reading

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Thinking About the New Guidelines

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David Grant, President and CEO Every morning, on my way to my e-mails or the news, I pause over the Dodge homepage. This Sunday, November 8th, I did more than pause, for there, finally, were the revised guidelines and all … Continue reading

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Feeling “Blue” About Education Never Seemed So Hopeful

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Michelle Knapik, Program Director, Environment You probably know about TED talks and their tagline “ideas worth spreading.” I got to spend Sunday afternoon at a live TEDx talk organized around the theme of “What is possible in School.” The “x” … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books, Blogs, Websites, and Articles

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Laura Aden Packer, Program Director, Arts Over the summer, we asked several of our grantees to share their thoughts on a range of issues with us – Environment Program Director Michelle Knapik wrote about some of their responses in her … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Creativity & Sustainability Part 3

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By the Dodge Program Staff (Part three of a three-part series) For the past two Mondays (here and here) we’ve brought you the voices of our grantees as we explore how the themes of creativity and sustainability relate to each … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Creativity & Sustainability Part 2

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By the Dodge program staff (Part two of a three-part series) Last Monday we started to bring you the voices of our grantees as we explore how the themes of creativity and sustainability relate to each other. We provided you … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Creativity & Sustainability Part 1

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By the Dodge Program Staff (Part one of a three-part series) Here we go again. We’ve brought you thought leaders on the themes of creativity and sustainability in three previous blog posts: Go Fish…Within the Carrying Capacity Peering Out and … Continue reading

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Nurturing the Artist in the Art Teacher

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By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer Fly: Giver of Life and Light by Judith Harzer Can you remember your first experience with art and feeling creative?  I can still close my eyes and smell the green thick paint that my kindergarten … Continue reading

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The Case for Being Mindless

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Ross Danis, Program Director, Education So much of our culture supports being “mindful.” The ability to store and quickly access information is highly prized in school and in our personal and professional lives. But the process of being creative or … Continue reading

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Closing the Creativity Gap

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Ross Danis, Program Director, Education You may hear the mention of a number of “gaps” when people are talking about education: the achievement gap between various income groups and races; the gap in funding between school districts; and the gap … Continue reading

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