Community Partnerships for Attainment

Community and Employer Mobilization

Lumina’s community mobilization work aims to deepen the impact of cross-sector, place-based efforts to increase higher education attainment in communities and cities across the country.


Map of community partners

Mobilize Employers and Communities

Our Aim

We want to work together with employers, metro areas and regions to encourage broader adoption of Goal 2025. To that end, we seek to create and strengthen the collaborative partnerships needed to increase attainment and more closely align postsecondary education with workforce and civic needs.

Regions, particularly large metropolitan areas, are well suited to these mobilization efforts – and we are working intently in many metro regions, seeking to inform, connect and assist the array of stakeholders in each region who need to take action.

Lumina’s community mobilization work aims to deepen the impact of cross-sector, place-based efforts to increase higher education attainment in communities and cities across the country.

Our Actions

Lumina is working to establish metropolitan regional partnerships based on active engagement and collaboration of political leadership, employers and business, higher education institutions, K-12 education, youth-serving organizations, local foundations and funders, college access networks, and faith-based and other community organizations.