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Flipping the Script on Sex Ed: How one funder collaborative is institutionalizing sex education in Texas, West Virginia and beyond

Organizer(s): Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights and Funders for LGBTQ Issues

February 4, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

A telebriefing for donors featuring:

Rebekah Saul Butler, The Grove Foundation
Hector Campos, Cardea Austin
Carrie-Meghan Quick Blanco, West Virginia Free


Since 2009, Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) has supported schools in implementing quality, sex education programming. WISE partners in 13 states have worked directly with local districts to create sustainable sex education programming that meets the needs of the schools and the students they serve. The first phase of the WISE Initiative (2009 – 2011) funded projects in seven locations (California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, New York, Oregon, and Washington State). During the initiative’s second and third phases, beginning in the fall of 2011 and 2014, respectively, partners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas and West Virginia joined WISE.

The WISE Initiative is supported by a collaboration of regional and national funders, currently including Funder Network members the Grove Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Leland Fikes Foundation, The Oak Hill Fund, and The Mary Wohlford Foundation. This webinar will discuss that funding partnership, dive into the impact of WISE on sex ed programs in Texas and West Virginia and consider the future of the partnership as well as the outlook for the work being done across the country.

To RSVP and receive call-in information, email narada@fundersnet.org.

This webinar is convened by the Youth Leadership and Engagement Working Group of the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights.

Only Grantmakers Invited? Yes

Category(s): Philanthropic Sector