Philanthropists and Foundations
As a local funder – whether you are part of a foundation, individual donor or a government agency – you can offer critical resources for helping advance work on chronic absence and attendance. You can:
This article by Hedy N. Chang and Cindy Guy in the Grantmakers for Youth, Children and Family magazine highlights some approaches foundations have taken.
How can funders leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act? Learn more in our brief Leveraging ESSA’s New Accountability Requirements for Chronic Absence: Investment Recommendations for Philanthropy
Case Statement: Why Chronic Absence Matters for Philanthropy
Throughout the month of September, organizations and communities throughout the country use Attendance Awareness Month to launch the school year off with a strong start and build awareness of the importance of attendance. Join the schools and communities hosting events, launching contests or spreading the word.