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2013-04-23 12:28:15

Will take "sustained, hard work" says keynote Michelle Alexander ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) opened its four-day 2013 America Healing conference with a rousing appearance by civil rights lawyer and advocate Michelle Alexander, who decried the mass incarceration of people of color as intolerable. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130423/DC99908) Alexander, an associate professor of law at The Ohio State...

2013-04-19 20:22:12

"Reclaiming the Narrative" is the Theme of this Year's Gathering with Community and Civil Rights Leaders, Academics and Advocates for Social Justice ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) is hosting a four-day convening with national and community-level leaders, community-based organizations and civil rights groups to engage in a collaborative process to heal the wounds of racism and address conscious and unconscious bias. Entitled...

2013-03-20 12:26:27

DETROIT, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) will engage Friday with NBC News correspondents, the region's top thought leaders and education and community stakeholders in discussions around improving educational opportunities and outcomes for children at NBC News' Education Nation - Detroit. The Detroit Summit is part of Education Nation's national road tour, and will begin on Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African...

2013-02-28 08:31:03

More than 60 percent say making it easier to breastfeed is everyone's responsibility ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 percent of Americans believe workplaces, hospitals and other public spaces are key to making breastfeeding easier for moms, according to a poll released Thursday by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The survey of 1,300 people found strong support for the idea that everyone--not only mothers--can help ensure that babies get the breast milk they...

2013-02-04 08:28:07

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance is actively being formed following a successful introductory webinar about the effort that was held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, and which attracted nearly 200 interested parties from across the U.S. First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), based in Longmont, and the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC), based in Taos, New Mexico, held the webinar and are...

2012-10-23 11:25:39

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced its $4.6 million investment in Happy Family, a producer of premium, organic foods for toddlers and young children. The mission driven investment, a combination of equity and loans, will help the company grow its operations, expand its product lines and drive the two organizations' shared vision to make healthy, high-quality food for young children more accessible to families that would...

2012-10-04 06:27:15

DETROIT, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, doctors, lactation consultants, hospital administrators and physician leaders representing scores of birthing centers in hospitals across Michigan gathered today at the Michigan MotherBaby Summit to promote hospital policies that encourage breastfeeding. "You can't overstate the impact hospitals have," said pediatrician and Michigan summit organizer Dr. Paula Schreck. She also serves as breastfeeding coordinator at St. John Providence...

2012-08-27 06:24:40

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) today announced the appointment of Kris Perry as its new executive director. Perry, a nationally recognized early childhood advocate, has been instrumental in driving effective early learning policy at local, state and national levels. As executive director, Perry will oversee policy and communication efforts nationwide for the First Five Years Fund, one of the country's leading organizations focused on improving...

2012-08-02 02:34:29

Funds Will Support Online Learning Portal for Teacher-Leaders NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading Educators is poised to further help teachers across the country develop leadership skills with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Leading Educators' programs train mid-level teachers in leadership skills to ultimately increase student achievement in high-needs schools. The Kellogg Foundation $321,463 grant supports the development of the Leading...

2012-07-30 06:25:51

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rogosin Institute (Rogosin) announced receiving a $300,000 grant from The W. K. Kellogg Foundation for programs in the Delta region of Mississippi. The grant focuses on creating an educational and professional development pathway for emerging healthcare professionals while engaging local communities to take more responsibility for their own health to improve the overall health, access to care, and quality of life of the vulnerable...