Partners and Allies

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Rather than 're-invent the wheel', we identify with causes who are on the cutting edge of our issues and often help them execute their innovative vision. Through this approach, Gen Next Members lend their resources and talent to effect scalable and systemically impactful solutions to today's challenges. 

Our Allies share cornerstones or opinions closely resembling Gen Next. We appreciate the work they do. Our Partners work with us through a variety of channels ranging from special ops, insightful ideal exchanges or just a good old fashioned helping hand.

 

PETER G. PETERSON FOUNDATION – Economic Growth

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key economic challenges threatening America's future and accelerate action on them. To meet these challenges successfully, they work to bring Americans together to find sensible, sustainable solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION – Economic Growth

The Kauffman Foundation helps individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of their founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Economic Growth

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

As the voice of business, the Chamber's core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.


CENTER FOR EDUCATION REFORM – Education

The Center for Education Reform drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment. Through its storehouse of data and unique insights into American communities, CER uses information to turn parents into activists, policymakers into advocates, and educators into reform leaders. The Center for Education Reform changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish. The Center for Education Reform is a 501c(3) public, nonprofit corporation organized in the District of Columbia in 1993. Support for CER comes from more than 1,000 individuals, foundations, and civic leaders.

DEMOCRATS FOR EDUCATION REFORM – Education

Democrats for Education Reform is a PAC that encourages a more productive dialogue within the Democratic Party on the need to fundamentally reform American public education. They support policies which stimulate the creation of new, accountable public schools and which simultaneously close down failing schools; a mechanisms that allow parents to select excellent schools for their children, and where education dollars follow each child to their school; governance structures which hold leaders responsible; while giving them the tools to effectuate change; empowering mayors to lead urban school districts, so that they can be held accountable by the electorate and policies that allow school principals and their school communities to select their teams of educators, holding them accountable for student performance but allowing them flexibility to exercise sound, professional judgement.

THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION – Education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works in the United States to ensure that all people - especially those with the fewest resources - have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

 

OUTRAGEOUS LEARNING – Education

Scott Oki, is a well-known philanthropist, entrepreneur and new author, thanks to the recent release of his first book entitled: Outrageous Learning: An Educational Manifesto, which highlights the troubles facing our nation's schools and presents solutions that will bring constructive change to public education.

Scott Oki, former CIO of Microsoft and one of Forbes magazine's wealthiest 400 U.S., "marries his passion for things entrepreneurial with things philanthropic in ways that encourage others to do the same." His Foundation works to positively reform education through the advocacy of longer school years, increased volunteer participation, and local budgetary control, the elimination of standardized curriculum, early intervention and specialized instruction.

He has been a guest of Gen Next.


QUILLIAM FOUNDATION – International Security

Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank. Located in London, the founders are former leading ideologues of UK-based extremist Islamist organizations – organizations that are still active today. Extremism, a prelude to terrorism, cannot be contained by Muslims alone.—not least because religious rigidity and extremism are products of the failures of wider society to foster a shared sense of belonging and to advance liberal democratic values among all sections of society. That said; Quilliam believes a more self-critical approach must be adopted by Muslim leaders to free communities from Westophobic ideological influences, escape social insularity and facilitate the organic growth of Western Islam.

Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. It aims to generate creative thought paradigms through informed and inclusive discussion to counter the Islamist ideology behind terrorism, whilst simultaneously providing evidence-based recommendations to governments for related policy measures.

SET AMERICA FREE COALITION– International Security

Ninety-seven of the fuel used in U.S. transportation is petroleum based, meaning oil has a monopoly, and we as consumers have no choice. The Set America Free Coalition's mission is to change that. Their focus is to educate people about the danger of the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and the need for fuel choice; increase public demand for and use of flexible fuel vehicles and plug-in hybrids and support policy solutions that increase fuel choice.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL SECURITY – International Security

The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security is a nonprofit public educational organization focusing on energy security. IAGS seeks to promote public awareness to the strong impact energy has on our economy and security and to the myriad of technological and policy solutions that could help us move into an era of enhanced energy security, and increase peace, prosperity and stability in the world.

MOVEMENTS.ORG – International Security

Movements.org (Movements) unites individuals, government officials, academics, and private and public sector leaders from around the world to explore ways to advance grassroots movements seeking positive social change through 21st century technology and tools. Movements positively empowers leaders to affect nonviolent change in the world by creating and promoting use of technological tools to advance freedom, human rights, democracy, and development around the world. Watch their video to learn more.

 
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