Find your place in the future of work

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No four-year degree? No problem. This trip is about introducing people who went straight to work after high school to unconventional and innovative ways of learning and preparing for a new world.

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A Stronger Nation

U.S. post-high school education rate at all-time high, 46.9%

Explore a data visualization of the country’s progress. In addition to presenting national data, the report allows navigation by state and metro area.
 

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A series from theAtlantic.com

What makes a worker?

The possibilities and pitfalls of job training and apprenticeship

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Focus Magazine, Winter 2018

The new face of the freshman class

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

Meet Today's Students

 

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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Latest Stories

"Roadtrippers" sought for cross-country RV trek exploring the future of work

April 09, 2018

Lumina Foundation is supporting a Roadtrip Nation documentary on the future of work and opportunities for people with no degree beyond high school. The first step is finding three “roadtrippers” interested in exploring their career and education prospects in a journey this fall across the country in one of Roadtrip Nation’s signature lime-green RVs.

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Lumina Foundation Announces 2018 Education Innovation Challenge Prizes

April 02, 2018

The winners of Lumina Foundation’s 2018 Education Innovation Challenge were chosen last week during a competition at the Lumina Investing in Future Talent and Education (LIFTed) Convening in New York City.

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Prison education is about more than keeping offenders from returning

April 02, 2018

My colleague and friend, the Rev. Vivian Nixon, executive director of the College and Community Fellowship, said something that deeply moved me when we last spoke, "We know what happens to students who earn a postsecondary credential. Why in the world would the metrics and outcomes be any different for people who earn them while incarcerated?"

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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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