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Out of the Amazon jobs race, cities talk education, talent

Aug 27, 2018

We’ve all been on a bad blind date. Your aunt swore that you had something in common, but you show up holding your dog-eared copy of “The Hobbit” and she’s toting Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.” You just know you’re in for two hours of awkward pauses and forced small talk.

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Communities: New Talent Hubs are leading the way

July 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, seven new communities were designated as Talent Hubs — earned by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent — and already they are leading by example. All Talent Hubs must demonstrate prior success in working collaboratively to improve credential completion and attainment.

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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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