2009

2009 Innovations in American Government Award Winners Announced

2009 Innovations in American Government Award Winners Announced

September 15, 2009

Harvard University's Ash Institute Honors Six Government Programs

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the 2009 winners of the Innovations in American Government Awards. Honored at yesterday’s reception at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C., this year’s award winners demonstrate unique solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing issues... Read more about 2009 Innovations in American Government Award Winners Announced

Three Children and Family Service Initiatives Named Among Nation's Most Innovative Government Programs

Three Children and Family Service Initiatives Named Among Nation's Most Innovative Government Programs

May 18, 2009

Three Finalists Compete for Annie E. Casey Award

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the finalists for the 2009 Annie E. Casey Innovations Award in Children and Family System Reform. Selected by social services policy experts and practitioners from Harvard and institutions around the country, these three government initiatives demonstrate a commitment to public sector reforms that benefit disadvantaged children and families.

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Ash Center Announces Top 50 Innovations in Government

March 31, 2009

Programs Compete for 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the 2009 Top 50 Government Innovations competing for the Innovations in American Government Awards. Representing the work of city, county, state, federal, and tribal government agencies, the Top 50 were selected from over 600 applicants. Six Innovations in American Government Award winners will be announced in September.

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Wraparound Milwaukee Wins Innovations Award

Wraparound Milwaukee Wins Innovations Award

September 15, 2009

Harvard University’s Ash Center & the Annie E. Casey Foundation Recognize Program’s Work Serving Emotionally Disturbed Youth

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced Wraparound Milwaukee of Milwaukee County as the 2009 winner of the Annie E. Casey Innovations Award in Children and Family System Reform.... Read more about Wraparound Milwaukee Wins Innovations Award

Ash Hosts Inaugural Panel on Democratic Governance

Ash Hosts Inaugural Panel on Democratic Governance

February 5, 2009

Center to Become Leader in the Study of Democratic Governance

Cambridge, Mass. – February 5, 2009 – “This is one of the defining moments of the school,” Dean David Ellwood announced at Wednesday’s (Feb. 5, 2009) Ash Center inaugural panel “Democracy in the 21st Century: Global Challenges and Opportunities.” Calling the event “a celebration of the next generation of the Ash Center in which we are exposing you to the best thinking going on at Harvard Kennedy School,” Ellwood introduced Director Anthony Saich, who will spearhead the Center’s initiative to...

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Ash Center Announces Summer Fellows

Ash Center Announces Summer Fellows

May 15, 2009

Cambridge, Mass. – May 15, 2009 – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced its student fellows for the 2009 summer term. Nine Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) degree students will participate in Innovations, Urban Policy, or Latin American Government on-site summer fellowships.

The Ash Center summer fellowship program is part of the Institute’s broader efforts to enrich students’ HKS experience while enhancing the Institute’s studies of democratic governance...

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Massachusetts Health Reform Wins Innovations in American Government Award

Massachusetts Health Reform Wins Innovations in American Government Award

September 15, 2009

Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Institute Honors Initiative to Expand Access to Health Insurance

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority as a 2009 Innovations in American Government Award winner. As the country explores ways to expand access and reduce costs to health care, Massachusetts’ innovation is a key focus of the national debate.... Read more about Massachusetts Health Reform Wins Innovations in American Government Award

Kingsport's Higher Education Initiative Wins Innovations Award

Kingsport's Higher Education Initiative Wins Innovations Award

September 15, 2009

Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center Recognizes Efforts to Revitalize Community through Education

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the Higher Education Initiative of Kingsport, Tennessee, as a 2009 Innovations in American Government Award winner. Formerly a rustbelt city with an overreliance on heavy manufacturing, Kingsport’s growing aging population, shrinking younger workforce, and dropping education levels of area residents threatened to further depress the region’s standard of living.... Read more about Kingsport's Higher Education Initiative Wins Innovations Award

Innovations in American Government Finalists Announced

Innovations in American Government Finalists Announced

May 18, 2009

16 Programs Compete for Ash Center’s Innovations Awards

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the finalists for the 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards. These 16 programs represent innovations at the city, county, state, and federal levels of government and were selected from a pool of over 600 initial applicants after rigorous rounds of evaluation. Winners of the 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards will be...

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New Leaders for New Schools Wins Innovations Award

New Leaders for New Schools Wins Innovations Award

September 15, 2009

Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center Honors Initiative to Improve Academic Achievement in Inner City Schools

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University yesterday announced New Leaders for New Schools partnership with the Chicago Public School District as a 2009 Innovations in American Government winner. New Leaders for New Schools is designed to drive up academic achievement by recruiting and training effective school principals. The program is one of six government innovations honored at yesterday’s Innovations in American Government Awards ceremony and will receive a grant towards the dissemination of its innovation around the country.... Read more about New Leaders for New Schools Wins Innovations Award

Semifinalists for Annie E. Casey Innovations in Children and Family System Reform Award Announced

Semifinalists for Annie E. Casey Innovations in Children and Family System Reform Award Announced

March 31, 2009

Six Vie for Annie E. Casey Award

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the semifinalists for the 2009 Annie E. Casey Innovations Award in Children and Family System Reform. These six programs offer meaningful public sector reforms that benefit disadvantaged children and families.... Read more about Semifinalists for Annie E. Casey Innovations in Children and Family System Reform Award Announced

Harvard Hosts China Goes Global Conference

Harvard Hosts China Goes Global Conference

September 30, 2009

Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University launches the three-day conference China Goes Global. Convening academics, business leaders, and public officials from around the world, the conference will explore the increasingly global presence of Chinese firms and the resulting social, political, and economic influences of such globalization.

As the world’s most populous nation, China is home to the second largest economy in terms of purchasing power and...

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Ash Center Welcomes Rajawali Fellows

Ash Center Welcomes Rajawali Fellows

February 12, 2009

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced 11 new fellows for the spring 2009 term. As representatives from academic, government, and business sectors in Asia, fellows will pursue independent research while residing at the Ash Center's Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia. For over eight years, the Rajawali Fellows Program has been leveraging the considerable talent of academics and practitioners from countries throughout the world... Read more about Ash Center Welcomes Rajawali Fellows

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