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The New York Times: Hospitals Are Desperate for Workers. They Might Find Them in High Schools.

January 17, 2024

Boston is one of 10 places where Bloomberg Philanthropies will spend a total of $250 million preparing high school students to start health care jobs as soon as they graduate.

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Environment

Economist Impact: There is still time for coral reefs, if we act soon

December 19, 2023

For over five years, Bloomberg Philanthropies and WCS have been working together to tackle this issue and restore hope for our reefs; first finding climate refuges, and then working hand in hand with local communities and national governments to protect them. We need to scale up this work, and quickly, in a new global network of partners for coral.

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Government Innovation

American City and County: Report: Mayors are interested in generative AI, but adoption rates remain low

November 21, 2023

New research from Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Centre for Public Impact quantifies the scope of interest in AI among public administrators.

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Government Innovation

Newsweek: Small Towns, Big Dreams—Lessons in Implementing Washington’s Infrastructure Vision | Opinion

November 21, 2023

By Bloomberg Philanthropies’ James Anderson and National League of Cities’ Clarence E. Anthony: We formed the Local Infrastructure Hub, a civil-society consortium that is coaching 1,200 plus mostly small and mid-sized municipalities in the art and science of drawing down federal dollars. These efforts include webinars with infrastructure leaders, strategy-sharing from big cities, and months-long grant-writing bootcamps that train officials needing help most: those with 150,000 or fewer residents. The program is working. More than 3,200 local officials, including 276 mayors, have engaged in technical support sessions. Participating municipalities have already received over $700 million in funding. Of the nearly 700 localities getting support through the bootcamps, 77 percent have fewer than 50,000 residents, and 42 percent have fewer than 10,000.

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Government Innovation

CNBC: From town hall prep to disaster predictions: Mayors descend on Washington to learn how they can use generative AI in their cities

October 20, 2023

The roughly four-hour Mayors Innovation Studio, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ CityLab on Wednesday, is an example of how generative AI tools are making their way into many aspects of life and every level of government. While only 2% of cities surveyed by Bloomberg Philanthropies said they’re actively implementing the technology, 69% said they were actively exploring or testing it and 96% of surveyed mayors said they were interested in using it.

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Founder's Projects

The Baltimore Banner: Johns Hopkins opens a gleaming new center in DC’s former Newseum

October 19, 2023

Having a satellite location in D.C., or for that matter any major world city, is not new for Hopkins, nor is it new for many colleges, but the opening of the Hopkins Bloomberg Center ups that ante, a trophy like few others in academia. Although the building has classrooms and a library, very little of the inside suggests school. Its architecture more resembles spaces used for art, performance, offices and even hotel lobbies.

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ArtsFounder's Projects

The New York Times: A Spectacular Marble Cube Rises at Ground Zero

September 13, 2023

Lower Manhattan could have hardly asked for a more spectacular work of public architecture.

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Arts

The New York Times: Use Your Phone as a Pocket Tutor for Study on the Go

August 30, 2023

Bloomberg Connects has more than 200 guides so far, with videos and collection highlights from art museums around the world and other cultural sites. These portable museum tours mix video with text and images, and can be downloaded for times when you are without internet access.

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Public Health

Baltimore Business Journal: Johns Hopkins University to build 250K s.f. classroom building near hospital

August 24, 2023

Johns Hopkins University plans to build a 250,000-square-foot building for its Bloomberg School of Public Health, a key part of the university’s quest to create a life sciences research corridor in East Baltimore.

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Founder's Projects

WCBD-TV, NBC, Mount Pleasant, SC: New documentary highlights Lowcountry sweetgrass basket makers, African roots

June 19, 2023

A new documentary by Bloomberg Philanthropies highlights the history of sweetgrass basket weaving in the Lowcountry and the way it connects weavers to their African roots. “Hands to Heritage” features basket weavers from Charleston and Rwanda. The film aims to recognize the weavers for their talents and showcase the reconciliation efforts by the City of Charleston.

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