Why respect is integral to our educational programs

By Hugh Cherry Aretha Franklin, Huey Lewis, and even the comedian Adam Sandler all have sung about respect. Why? Because respect is essential in every facet of life.  It certainly is foundational to the Koch Internship Program (KIP), Koch Associate Program (KAP), and the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship and it is integral to our efforts to embrace a diversity of perspectives, experiences, and aptitudes.  What is R-E-S-P-E-C-T and why is it … Continued

ICYMI: Urban Institute report highlights legacy of racism in school assignment policies

The Urban Institute has released a new report on the role of individual school attendance boundaries in perpetuating segregation and inhibiting learner opportunity. The latest in a series supported by the Charles Koch Institute, Dividing Lines: Racially Unequal School Boundaries in U.S. Public School Systems examines the prevalent and inhibiting practice of assigning students to public schools based solely on their home address. This practice, known as residential assignment, keeps millions of children from reaching their … Continued

What is humility?

We ask four members of our community why humility is important in the workplace and how it helps social entrepreneurs improve the lives of others.

Three keys to “learning by doing”

The Koch Internship Program, Koch Associate Program, and Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship receive hundreds of applications each year. And when we ask applicants what is driving their interest in our educational programs, we hear that it is the chance to “learn by doing.”

My experience: Franklin Lee

We sit with Koch Associate Program alumnus Franklin Lee to learn more about his experience in KAP and his passion for housing innovations.

The value in finding a mentor

No one can get through life alone – especially work life – which is why mentors and advisers play a central role in the Koch Associate Program, the Koch Internship Program, and the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship.

Welcome, Emerging Tech Policy Leaders!

The Charles Koch Institute (CKI) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Hewlett Foundation) are proud to announce the launch of the Emerging Tech Policy Leaders Program, a new initiative that provides early-career professionals with opportunities in the technology and cyber policy fields

How Market-Based Management™ cultivates a contribution mindset

The Koch Associate Program (KAP), a year-long opportunity that blends professional development with real work experience, works with early-career professionals who want to discover their passions, develop their unique talents, and jumpstart their careers as social entrepreneurs.