Check Out the Irvine Foundation's New Social Service Initiative

How can government agencies provide more preventative services at a lower cost? That's a big question in California these days, with government agencies at all levels working in a fiscal pressure cooker. The James Irvine Foundation is backing a new initiative that puts private money to work for the public good.
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How the Irvine Foundation Invests Dollars in Recess

You'd be hard pressed to find a youngster who doesn't love counting down the minutes until recess. For elementary school students, it's their favorite time of the day, but many schools are cutting down on playtime — or worse — eliminating recess to spend more time in the classroom. That's a problem Oakland-based nonprofit Playworks is trying to tackle, and the organization is receiving support and recognition from a key Bay Area foundation.

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