To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
To create, test and release open-source software that links databases to allow citizens of a large city to learn (and act on) civic information about their neighborhood or block
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To analyze the impact of federal and state budget proposals on Knight priority areas and help grant partners access and use budget and tax policy data
To allow Mobilize.org to expand Democracy 2.0 - its community-based, millennial-led engagement project - into five Knight communities: Detroit, San Jose, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia
To develop the model YMCA Newcomer-Immigrant Program which will be implemented in seven Knight communities and then replicated nationally to support the successful integration of immigrants into our communities
To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte
To provide general operating and strategic planning support for Generation Engage's work in Charlotte, Miami and San Jose
To implement Benevolent.net's program in Charlotte, Detroit and San Jose to enable citizens to engage with each other by supporting one-time challenges that their neighbors confront through an online platform
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.
To fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.