Too many children in the United States arrive at the kindergarten door already behind their peers. But where do we start if we are to make sure our children are ready for school?
Earlier than you think! From the moment of birth, babies start on a path of learning and discovery that determines how confidently they step over the kindergarten threshold and beyond.
Karen Nickoli is a playful 10-year-old from Russian Mission, a small Yup’ik village near Bethel. She woke up with a fever one day and found out she had cancer the next.
Providence houses the only children’s hospital in the state so Karen would be staying in Anchorage for her care. Scared and far from home, Karen and her mom could hardly wait for the rest of their family to join them.
Sitka basket and textile weaver Teri Rofkar has been named the 2013 Rasmuson Distinguished Artist.
The $40,000 award recognizes an artist with stature and a history of creative excellence.
Anchorage Community Works is a concert venue, art studio, shared classroom and collaborative workspace that is opening in Anchorage this summer.
With a mission to provide a community center for local creatives and small business owners, “The Works” will connect and collaborate with locals who care about art, music, culture, learning, politics, and health.
Alaska Public Library Director Mary Jo Torgenson just released the 2012 report for the library.
This document is a great reminder of the importance of stepping back and looking at the big picture. Though filled with numbers, the overall arc of the report emphasizes why the library does what it is doing.
There’s no question, camp is fun.
But, for girls who attend Girl Scout camp in Alaska, there’s also important work happening – the work of character development.
The second Sunday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. But, did you know the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 10, 2013, is Provider Appreciation Day?
Data reveals progress is being made toward the community’s goal of a 90% graduation rate by the year 2020. Beginning in 2006 the Anchorage graduation rate was just 59%.
Today it’s grown to almost 73%. But additional attention and effort is still needed.
The library is a wonderful, amazing place that offers programs from tots to adults all under one roof! It’s a great place to find books on almost every imaginable topic and open your imagination to magical worlds.
Here is a list of some of the great things your local library provides.
The Alaska Community Foundation is proud to announce that we have been re-certified as an organization meeting the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability.
The program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors, who entrust charitable assets to the organization.
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Consumers are feeling squeezed each week with rapidly increasing gas and food prices and sluggish economic growth, with many living in a down economy for the first time.
Skedaddle is a playgroup that meets outdoors year round. At Skedaddle, kids splash in the pouring rain, go sledding when it is -20 and run wild at playgrounds during the summer.
Initially, I didn’t think an outdoor playgroup would actually work in Alaska.
FIRST LEGO League is a robotics competition developed for upper elementary and middle school age students.
During the 2012-2013 season, there were 154 FIRST LEGO League teams across the state of Alaska, from small villages to our urban centers.
Thanks to the Alaska State Library, libraries across the state have access to two excellent programs.
The FY2014 funding for both is going through the budget process right now and I’m crossing my fingers that they make it through unscathed.