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Nothing grows without investment – Building fairness in education

Jan 20, 2019

Dr. Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, studies race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion, and he says it’s not talent that prevents black communities from thriving. It’s inequity.

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Nashville: Helping adults who need a marketable credential for today’s economy

Jan 17, 2019

Nashville, one of two dozen communities that have earned national recognition for their efforts to increase post-high school education and training, is seeing success with neighborhood “ambassadors.”

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The real winner from Amazon HQ2

Dec 05, 2018

This should be encouraging for communities across the nation. It means that even if you lack certain kinds of infrastructure or cultural amenities, you can still cultivate a thriving workforce that is attractive to employers of all stripes.

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Oregon to help more students of color with $689,000 from Lumina

Dec 04, 2018

Oregon today joins Colorado and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant to carry out its commitment to educating more students of color.

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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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