The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of young people so that they become socially responsible and productive members of society. In order to achieve this goal, children and youth must be given better opportunities for positive development and equitable access to education. Whatever their background, place of residence or family income, all children should have the chance to reach their full potential.
March 6, 2019
Systems change is more than just a popular catchphrase, but its effectiveness depends on aligning strategies with a foundation’s institutional DNA.
February 25, 2019
The Jacobs Journalism Fellowship brings together six outstanding journalists from Germany and the United Kingdom specialized in education and child & youth development.
February 21, 2019
In 2016, the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize was awarded to ICS-SP in Nairobi, Kenya. The organization’s unique approach focuses on agribusiness and skillful parenting in East Africa.
February 20, 2019
In a remote mountainous region of Ghana resides a project I’ve been working on for a third of my life – the Akaa Project. Akaa is a remote and rural community located in the Yilo Krobo District in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
February 20, 2019
The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize, honors outstanding scientific contributions of scholars aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth.
February 18, 2019
Following the successful implementation of the Primokiz approach in Switzerland and Germany, the Jacobs Foundation has recently granted the license on the Primokiz approach to ISSA.
February 1, 2019
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth.
January 29, 2019
The Brookings Institution and the Jacobs Foundation partner to implement a real-time scaling lab to learn from, support, and document the adaptation and scaling of education and early childhood development interventions in cocoa growing communities.
January 20, 2019
Recent conflicts in Syria and Iraq have created the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Too often reporting has overlooked the consequences for young children’s brain development, emotional and cognitive growth, academic and economic trajectory.
January 18, 2019
Learning in 2030, what will it be like? Acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering and the Jacobs Foundation organize an interdisciplinary #acaLAB workshop to discuss this question with young talents from science, business and media.
The annual reports inform about the values, activities as well as the institution and finances of the Jacobs Foundation.
Throughout life, we encounter changing environments that require us to learn and adapt. Human brain plasticity describes the capacity of our brain to change in response to these experiences.
In honor of its founder, the entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs, who passed away in 2008, the Jacobs Foundation has awarded two annual prizes since 2009. For the 10th edition of the Klaus J. Jacobs Awards, the Jacobs Foundation bestowed 10 awards to social innovators and change makers in the field of child and youth development. What the ten awardees have in common is their wish for social change and their restless personal social engagement. They are beyond talking – they act.
In this Medium Term Plan 2016-2020, we outline our strategic goals and our key performance indicators.
Seeking to improve the living conditions of Ivory Coast’s cocoa farmers and their children, the Jacobs Foundation is working with public and private organizations to develop a sustainable ecosystem that will ensure access to high-quality education.
Highly talented and innovative young scholars and mid-career researchers working on child and youth development advance their research with a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship, which will improve the development and living conditions of children and youth.
It is people who make change possible. Mindful of that fact, the Jacobs Foundation is working closely with talented, committed individuals thereby creating a network to advance the Foundation’s agenda.
Ready! is a campaign throughout Switzerland that focuses on the formative early childhood years. It brings partners active in the early childhood sector together to work toward a comprehensive early childhood policy.
There are many different kinds of daycare centers. But what do we really know about them? In the interest of greater transparency, the Jacobs Foundation and kibesuisse, a Swiss organization in the early childhood education and care sector, launched the QualiKita initiative.
Primokiz2 connects all actors in the education, social, and health sector and supports them to develop a comprehensive policy on early childhood education thereby creating sound structural conditions.
The longitudinal study being conducted in Bremen with the title “BRISE: Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development” includes a number of targeted interventions for children during the first seven years of life.
The German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS), the Jacobs Foundation and other partners are launching “Quality at the Local Level” in an effort to improve the quality of Germany’s early childhood education and care sector.
To give every child the opportunity for a comprehensive, high-quality education in school and beyond, the Jacobs Foundation is encouraging innovative, systematic cooperation between school-based and extracurricular actors through its Educational Landscapes program.
Every year, senior scholars nominate approximately a dozen young scholars to participate in the Jacobs Foundation’s annual conference. Invitations are extended to postdoctoral researchers whose work is directly related to the focus of the conference.
Every year since 1991, the Jacobs Foundation has held a conference at Marbach Castle on Lake Constance, attracting leading scientists and young scholars from all over the world.
Can memory training boost children’s achievement and intelligence? To what extent is the development of a child’s motor skills correlated with learning in general? These are just some of the questions that the Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM) is investigating.
Lifespan research examines the gradual and systematic changes in behavior that take place over the course of a person’s life. By observing such changes, scientists are able to draw valuable conclusions about child and youth development.
The purpose of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) is to foster interdisciplinary cooperation in the field of education research.
How can we gain a better understanding of the prerequisite of children’s learning, and how can we provide targeted support? These questions guide the new partnership between the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and the Jacobs Foundation.
Society is changing, and so is education. Classrooms have entered the digital age. As a result, we not only need new teaching methods; we also need to introduce new educational technologies to the classroom.