The Opioid Epidemic is Getting Worse—What Can We Do?
Alex Cohen is the Director of Learning and Evaluation for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. From July 2016 to September 2017, Indiana’s emergency departments saw a 35 percent increase in opioid overdoses, according to data released this month from the CDC. The most dramatic increases occurred in metropolitan areas like Indianapolis. These numbers indicate that […]
Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Improving Academic Outcomes and Closing the Skills Gap in Indianapolis: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on Education From November 2015 to September 2019
Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. A well-educated population is critical to the vitality of Indianapolis and the continuing global competitiveness of the city and our state. Unfortunately, too many K-12 students in Indianapolis do not demonstrate proficiency in core academic subjects such as math, science and reading. […]
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