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Report: Houston’s financial future will be decided in large part in this legislative session

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released “A Pivotal Moment: Assessing Houston’s Plan for Pension Reform,” a report that provides an in-depth analysis of the City of Houston’s pension reform proposal currently pending in the Texas Legislature. The report finds that the proposal includes important changes that would help protect workers and … Read More

Laura Arnold delivers TEDx Pennsylvania Avenue talk on the importance of using rigorous evidence to solve problems

On February 9, Laura Arnold delivered a TEDx Pennsylvania Avenue talk in Washington that called for policymakers and philanthropists to make decisions based on rigorous research rather than anecdote, ideology, or personal experience. Here is an excerpt from Laura’s prepared remarks: We need more discriminating standards for what does and doesn’t work. We should demand … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to continue data-driven criminal justice effort launched under the Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced today that it is dramatically expanding its efforts to use data and analytics in order to address challenges in the criminal justice system. Former White House advisors Lynn Overmann and Kelly Jin have joined the Foundation to continue the work they began under the Obama Administration’s … Read More

2016 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Annual Report

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation today issued its 2016 Annual Report, “Reforming Systems to Improve Lives.” The report explains that LJAF’s approach to philanthropy is focused on identifying effective, sustainable solutions that address the root causes of a problem. Laura and John Arnold stated that this approach has begun to demonstrate success in several … Read More

Kelli Rhee Named Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced that Kelli Rhee has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer. A member of the LJAF team since June 2013, Rhee previously served as vice president of venture development. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and refining the Foundation’s overall … Read More