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Next wave of thriving cities

June 26, 2015

The 21st century is shaping up to be a golden age for cities, with growth in U.S. municipalities projected to create an even stronger urban majority in coming decades. Some localities will ascend as exemplars of flourishing communities in this new era. And they won’t necessarily be the places you’d expect.

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Community-Based Attainment Network Expands to 75 Cities

Feb 26, 2015

Lumina Foundation announced the final 20 cities in its 75-city community-based attainment network. This work is designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials. Lumina’s focus on community-based attainment began because of the Foundation’s recognition that community-based networks are well-suited to play a role in institutional planning and can provide the implementation and coordination that is necessary to create impact at state and federal levels in order to improve the nation’s higher education system so that it better serves students.

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Reflections on Year 1 of Lumina’s Community Attainment Work

Feb 25, 2015

Lumina Strategy Director Haley Glover reflects on the growth and impact of Lumina's 75-region Community Partnership for Attainment network.

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Thirty-five communities added to Lumina Foundation's community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy

June 05, 2014

Today, 35 new U.S. communities were announced in the second cohort of Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy. The strategy was designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.

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Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education

Dec 09, 2013

An op-ed in the Huffington Post by Jamie Merisotis emphasizing the role of developing a strong talent infrastructure to help a community thrive, and introducing Lumina's Community Partnership for Attainment initiative.

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Twenty communities commit to postsecondary attainment goals

Dec 04, 2013

Today, 20 U.S. communities were announced as the first partners in a promising community mobilization initiative led by Lumina Foundation. Designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials, the collaborative effort connects participating cities with significant technical and planning assistance, data tools, flexible funding and special access to a powerful network of national thought leaders.

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Media conference call announcing first 20 cities in community mobilization effort

Dec 03, 2013

Lumina Foundation will host a media conference call to announce the first 20 cities selected to participate in a special mobilization effort designed to help communities dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.

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Lumina’s Latino Student Success Effort: America’s Economic Future Increasingly Depends on Graduating More Latinos from College

Oct 03, 2012

Latino student success projects are underway in 13 communities. Lumina Foundation is committing $11.5 million in a parnership with Excelencia in Education and Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) to increase the educational attainment for more than 200,000 students over the next years.

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