$50,000 in Prizes

Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize

A call for innovative solutions that can help U.S. adults with little to no college experience earn degrees, certificates, and other high-quality credentials.

Apply by March 2, 2018

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What Makes a Worker?

The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship

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Focus Magazine, Fall 2017

The New Face of the Freshman Class

Today’s 'freshmen' are rewriting the rules on the college experience.

Meet Today's Students

 

A History of Federal Student Aid

A film series documenting the policy and the political origins of federal financial aid programs

 

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17 Cities Designated as Talent Hubs

Nearly $6 million in grants will support local efforts to increase
attainment beyond high school

 

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Education innovators competing for $50,000 in prizes

Jan 18, 2018

New ideas are around us everywhere, so it’s no surprise that Lumina Foundation is looking hard for the latest innovation in our field, as well. We’ll get a look at some intriguing ideas on March 27 in New York at Lumina’s third annual Education Innovation Prize Challenge.

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Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity to Begin Accepting Proposals

Jan 16, 2018

After last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Lumina Foundation was among organizations that said the country must move beyond words to action. Today, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, we are announcing the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Member

Jan 04, 2018

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Morgan State University President David Wilson, Ed.D. to serve on its board of directors.

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