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"People have the inherent ability to change themselves and their local and global communities." —C. Maxwell Stanley
 
Through Community Partnerships, the foundation acts locally while thinking globally. We promote global education and serve the community, being valued as a "good neighbor" in Muscatine, the surrounding area, and Iowa in general.

For projects in and near our hometown of Muscatine, Iowa, contact Jill Goldesberry.


Current Work

The Earth Awareness Portable Classroom offers a unique experience to all who step inside it. Foundation staff give presentations in Iowa and the immediate Quad Cities area. These offer students the chance to experience geography in a new way, focusing on physical aspects of each continent as well as including genteral math skills.

The foundation partners with local schools to provide resources and learning opportunities for teachers and students. Local educators are offered an opportunity to study and travel internationally through The Catherine Miller Explorer Awards.

The foundation partners with other Iowa institutions to provide various international events/conferences, such as Iowa Student Global Leadership Conference. Former participants of this conference produced an informational brochure for international visitors and hosts.

We also partner with community organizations to provide educational opportunities in our local community.


HIGHLIGHTS

59th Strategy for Peace Conference 59th Strategy for Peace Conference
The Stanley Foundation convenes its Strategy for Peace Conference annually to consider key policy challenges, drawing on the experience and knowledge of invited experts from the public and private sectors.

At the conference concurrent roundtables are focused on each of the foundation’s three current areas of programming—climate changenuclear policy, and mass violence and atrocities. This year a fourth roundtable will focus on global governance. Roundtable discussion is intended to generate group consensus recommendations for policy change and multilateral action. More.


Courier Courier
The Summer 2018 edition of Courier considers the future of multilateralism. Is it a tool for applying a nation’s collective intellect to the world’s greatest challenges? Or is it an affront to state sovereignty and an indication of political ineptitude?

Also in this issue, we explore the UN approach to sustaining peace and the Security Council’s role in climate policy; how Cape Town, South Africa is modeling climate action at the local level; and the importance of educating youth on the potential of global citizenship. Summer 2018 PDF. Subscribe for Free.


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The Stanley Foundation publishes policy briefs, analytical articles, and reports on a number of international issues. To reduce our carbon footprint and cut waste, we almost exclusively, use electronic distribution for our publications. Sign up to receive our resources via e-mail.

Investigation U. Camper Photos Investigation U. Camper Photos
We had a great group of campers attend the Investigation U. program this summer. Click here for photos. For participants only, username: IU2018.

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The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP23 The Stanley Foundation: Part of COP23
As a part of our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5° C, the foundation put forward policy ideas to achieve a global turning point in emissions by 2020, built upon efforts to catalyze global climate action by countries and sub- and non-state actors, and worked with journalists to strengthen coverage of the UN climate negotiations.