InnoCentive challenge

Financial Support Models Challenge Launched

Lumina seeks a model for a new student financial support system that will enable greater participation by lowering the barriers to completing postsecondary education. More »

InnoCentive College Affordability Challenge


Live broadcast | Economist/Lumina/Innocentive

Skills Gap Challenge Live Broadcast: Thursday, October 9th 1pm Eastern

Join us for a Live Google+ Hangout on Thursday October 9th at 1pm – 2pm Eastern to hear from the Skills Gap Challenge winner along with a panel of educational disruptors on the best solutions to bridging the gap. Submit questions or comments prior to or during the live chat: #TheEIU. Join the Google Hangout at 1pm »  


Degree Qualifications Profile released for large-scale implementation

On Oct. 8, Lumina hosted a panel discussion The Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning: Call for Action, Conversation about Next Steps. A rebroadcast of the event will be available on Fri. Oct. 10. More »

News release

Challenge winner announced at Higher Education Forum 2014

Diana Cobbe was selected as winner of The Economist-Lumina Foundation innovation challenge Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce & Higher Education for her solution, OnCampus, a mobile app and gamified social learning platform that rewards students for building skills valued by employers. More »

News release

Lumina Foundation makes national service alliance commitment

Lumina joins other organizations to commit a total of $11M to Service Year exchange (SYx), a technology platform that will certify new Service Year positions. “We are working to reframe national service as a core component of postsecondary learning and a cost effective pathway,” said Lumina Foundation President & CEO, Jamie Merisotis. “This is a major step forward toward the nation’s goal of ensuring that 60% of Americans have a degree, certificate, or other high quality post-secondary credential by 2025.” More »

Public University Innovation Alliance

National Alliance Formed to Improve College Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students; Raises $5.7 Million

The University Innovation Alliance is a newly-formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping 21st century students earn college degrees. The alliance is developing a “national playbook” of programs to benefit low-income and first-generation students. More »

Community College Excellence Program

The Aspen Institute announces 10 community college finalists for 2015

Ten finalists were announced for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million Aspen Prize is based on performance and improvements in learning, graduation, workforce outcomes and equitable outcomes for all students, but with a focus on traditionally underserved student groups. More »


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