Unlocking Lives

Postsecondary programs go behind prison walls to forge new futures

Focus magazine goes into the nation’s prisons to examine education programs beyond high school that serve the people who need those programs most.

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Talent Investments Pay Off

Latest Study of Employee Education Investment Results in Cost Savings for Discover Financial Services

 

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Strategic Plan for 2017-20 Released

Lumina's third strategic plan will guide the Foundation's work from 2017 to 2020

 

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America Needs Talent

Now available in paperback

In an updated and expanded second edition, Lumina President Jamie Merisotis explains how the educational and political developments of 2015–16 have only increased our need for talent, and how state initiatives and global competition can bring us closer to our goals.

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A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity

Feb 01, 2017

In a statement on President Trump's executive order to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis reminds us why we must remain true to the long-held values that have enabled the United States to integrate tens of millions of people from diverse races, religions, and cultures to form a distinct American identity.

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A Stronger Nation and the Talent that Will Make It Happen

Dec 05, 2016

Only a few weeks after the release of Lumina's latest strategic plan, more than 100 million people voted in national, state, and local elections. They cast ballots after one of the most rancorous and divisive presidential campaigns in the nation’s history. After votes were tallied, many of us were left wondering what the future holds.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company

Nov 30, 2016

Discover Financial Services reaps $1.44 in savings for every dollar spent on tuition assistance for employees. Latest study by Accenture supports growing body of evidence that tuition assistance programs help build employee skills, improve corporate bottom lines, and increase employees’ involvement in the community.

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Our Mission and How to Get Involved

What You Can Do

Every American has a role in helping us reach Goal 2025, 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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