MacArthur Foundation awarded $100 million

MacArthur awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) to educate young children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East. Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will help heal the scars of war and cultivate the full potential of an entire generation. Delivered through mass media and direct services, our program will use proven techniques to measurably transform children's learning and social-emotional skills and mitigate the effects of toxic stress. Through extensive research, we have developed a solution that is intense enough to be life-changing but cost-effective enough to be scalable.