Issue 3
Fall 2017
Applying theory and innovation to solve real world challenges and enable our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations.
The 14th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit will take place November 14th in Worcester.
2017 Massachusetts STEM Summit: 
Progress Through Partnership
For 14 years, the Massachusetts STEM Summit has convened leaders and practitioners from the state's education, business, and government sectors, all dedicated to promoting a STEM-literate workforce and citizenry across the Commonwealth. 

Over the years, the Summit has presented countless examples of initiatives in which partners from diverse sectors have come together to leverage each other's complementary strengths, expertise, and resources.Throughout this year's Summit - through talks, presentations and exhibits - we look to showcase many more of these unique partnerships and their exciting, cutting-edge programs and collaborations.

The UMass Civic Initiative again brings the world to Amherst

Via funding from the US Department of State, this summer and fall the Civic Initiative once again hosted a full schedule of exchange programs. That translates to a total of 119 participants from 24 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Finland, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mynamar, Pakistan, The Philippines, Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Look for the "Recent News & Updates" on the Civic Initiative's website for more about the summer programs' activities. 
Free Sustainability resources available for teen pregnancy programs across the nation

We have multimedia resources for nonprofit organizations' sustainability, specifically for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. A podcast, PDF guide and webinar were produced by our Nonprofit Funding & Fiscal Solutions (NFFS) group. 
County Population Estimates Cumulative Change, 2010 to 2016
Find more stats to explore on the re-vamped  Population Estimates Program website.
The Institute in The News
Our Business Groups
CareerWorks signs contract to continue services in the Brockton, MA area

Early in 2017 the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB) awarded the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I contract to CareerWorks after a competitive bidding process. The new contract started in July and allows the CareerWorks staff to continue to provide high quality services to job seekers and employers in the Brockton area.

"Recognizing their commitment and dedication to our community, the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board has awarded the One Stop Career Center charter to UMass Donahue Institute," said BAWIB Executive Director Sheila Sullivan-Jardim. " This partnership has produced superior performance outcomes benefiting our job seekers and employers in the region. The board of BAWIB and staff are eager to continue working with UMass to serve the workforce development needs in our communities."
"Successful Solutions" guides readers to resources for  advancing organizational learning and productivity

Successful Solutions, the quarterly update newsletter of Organizational Development & Learning Solutions (ODLS), regularly provides updates not only on the business group's recent activities and collaborations but also provides tips and interviews with ODLS staff. The current issue highlights our custom-designed e-learning products. 

See the most recent issue and subscribe to keep updated on ODLS.
About the Institute

Established in 1971, the UMass Donahue Institute is a public service, research, and economic development arm of the University of Massachusetts President's Office. Our mission is to apply theory and innovation to solve real world challenges and enable our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations. We serve clients in the public, non-profit, and private sectors in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation and the world. 

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