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Maybe the answer to our nation's talent crisis is hiding in plain view

May 30, 2018

Lumina Foundation, in collaboration with The Kresge Foundation, awarded seven more communities a Talent Hub designation this week. These communities join 17 others selected in 2017 after meeting rigorous criteria demonstrating bold action to attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly in ways that eliminate disparities in educational outcomes among people of color.

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Lumina Foundation Designates Seven New Cities as Talent Hubs

May 30, 2018

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with The Kresge Foundation, has announced the designation of an additional seven communities across the country as Talent Hubs.

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‘Opportunity for all’ should be a reality – not just a bumper sticker

April 26, 2018

This week’s meeting of more than 200 business and education leaders from nearly 70 communities across the country was a great chance to hear what’s working as we work to grow the numbers of people with an education beyond high school.

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Amazon Should Look to Talent Hubs for HQ2

Oct 19, 2017

Speculating which city is most likely to land this prize has become a popular parlor game in many media outlets.

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Lumina's 17 Talent Hub Cities Promote Education, Racial and Economic Justice

Oct 02, 2017

Lumina Foundation has recognized 17 communities across the country for extraordinary efforts to promote education beyond high school—efforts that a foundation official says will ultimately help families and the communities themselves.

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Lumina Foundation Designates 17 Cities as Talent Hubs

Sep 23, 2017

$6 million in grants is awarded by Lumina and Kresge to cities that attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students.

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New Initiative Will Help States Address Postsecondary Outcomes Among Students of Color, Boost People With Education After High School

July 12, 2017

Lumina to award Talent, Innovation, Equity grants to states with favorable education policy environments that firmly commit to closing equity gaps.

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The Nation's Largest Community College System Prepares for the Future

July 05, 2017

A new report from the Institute for the Future (IFTF) examines the California Community Colleges’ Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy initiative. The system is using a “solutions network" approach to transform community colleges. The network described in the report connects resources across institutions, eliminates waste, redundancy, and silos, and shares lessons from campuses to quickly capitalize on innovations.

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Conversation with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch on IT Careers for Diverse Populations

May 11, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville spoke with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch about efforts to expand opportunities for diverse student populations to find employment in the IT industry by scaling a long-term internship model.

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