Focus, Winter 2018

Dream Teams

Local collaboration key as cities work to realize a talent-building vision

 

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Public Radio International

Brain Gain

Documentary series follows immigrants pursuing their education in the United States

Many of the roadblocks immigrants face while trying to get a job that uses their skills start with education

On PRI's The World

PBS NewsHour's “Rethinking College”

Aging Maine repays college debts to attract younger workers

 

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Washington Monthly

The prison-to-college pipeline

For universities squeezed by falling enrollments, recruiting ex-offenders could be a new source of revenue—and a chance to transform lives.​

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New APM Reports documentary

Are colleges helping Americans move up?

When it comes to helping kids from poor families move up the income ladder, America’s colleges could be doing much better.

Audio documentary: Changing Class

 

Latest Stories

Lumina announces new round of Adult Promise states

Nov 08, 2018

Lumina Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to six states supporting adults who want to earn college degrees, certificates, and other quality credentials beyond a high school diploma.

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Creating a post-high school learning system for everybody

Nov 06, 2018

Lumina is proud to release a Request for Information to help us learn more about how post-high school providers – colleges and universities, employers, workforce training providers, state systems, and consortia – recognize and validate learning gained outside college courses.

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New alliance will invest in education and workforce development companies

Oct 29, 2018

Lumina Foundation, Robin Hood and the Salesforce Impact Fund from Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s corporate investment group, today announced the launch of an impact investing alliance dedicated to investing in for-profit education and workforce development companies whose products, services and technologies not only produce a positive financial return, but also have the potential to alleviate or eliminate poverty.

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More About Lumina Foundation

Our Mission and How to Get Involved

What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach our nation's attainment goals, and we all benefit when we get there. Everyone–from employers to instructors to families–has clear steps to take. And no matter how small, each step toward the goal is essential. Find out how you can contribute to building a stronger nation through higher education.

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What Needs to be Redesigned

Lumina's priority is to fundamentally rethink how higher education is delivered, and what outcomes can be expected from postsecondary completion. Lumina Foundation is leading a national conversation about the disruptive innovations helping to design and build a 21st century system that meets the needs of all students.

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Facts & Figures

Read some key facts on how we can increase levels of educational attainment equitably, through the use of quality data to improve student performance, identify problems, measure progress toward the goal and inform policy and decision making at all levels.

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