The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation has awarded the Boise-based education nonprofit Bluum $1.5 million to fund an all-day kindergarten pilot for 17 Idaho schools. The grant support will allow 1,000 children to attend all-day kindergarten free of charge.
The Report Card No Idaho Parent Wants
What would happen in your household if your child came home with a report card filled with a few Cs, quite a few Ds and some Fs?
By Roger Quarles
Mission43 One Year Anniversary Marks Impact for Idaho Veterans
Wednesday, March 15 marks the one year anniversary that Mission43 launched in effort to advance opportunities for the 50,000 post-9/11 Idaho veterans and military spouses; to further their education, obtain gainful employment, leverage their skills and experience for meaningful purpose, and find a stronger connection to their communities.
J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation awards $32M in 2016
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation granted over $32 million in 2016 to benefit Idaho students, veterans, and communities. With commitment to grow opportunities for Idahoans statewide, the foundation awarded grants to 62 nonprofit organizations, providing them the ability to further their work and strengthen their impact in their respective areas of focus.
Launching Mission43 and Creating Communities for Veterans to Lead Idaho
Coming out of the 4th of July weekend, it’s a great time to reflect on what makes our nation great as well as the patriots, who at great personal risk, have willingly stepped up with great courage to protect her. Greatness doesn’t just happen—it’s a process built in trust over time and is based on timeless values, a commitment to the greater good and with leaders worth following.
Super Powers Within Reach for Idaho Students
Four years ago, Sal Khan presented his vision of a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere to a sold out crowd in downtown Boise. He talked about reinventing education and his online learning platform Khan Academy.
Helping Idaho Teens Take the Future into Their Hands
In the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s ongoing effort to make the needs and voice of students Idaho’s top priority, I’m especially proud of our latest initiative Buck The Quo.
Board activity benefits Idaho youth
It has been an eventful few weeks at the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. We’re proud to be a part of several exciting developments in our communities.
Albertson Family Foundation awards $3.5M to whitewater park
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation announced today a $3.5 million grant to finish the second phase of the Boise River Park, a gift that will further revitalize the whitewater recreation park area in downtown Boise’s West End.
SURVEY: Idahoans dissatisfied with education system
Almost 75 percent of Idahoans would prefer their child attend a private or public charter school, a survey released Tuesday from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation reports.
Albertson Family Foundation awards $24.5M in 2015
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation invested $24.5 million in 2015 to benefit Idaho veterans, students and families.
Parent, public voice crucial to drive lasting change
In my experience as an educator at the local and state levels, a parent and now the executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, I have always embraced the crucial ingredient that drives lasting change in Idaho’s education system: The voice and energy of the public and parents.