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In the talent race, companies are helping pay for employees’ higher education. Is it paying off?

April 25, 2016

As the job market rebounds and Millennials become the dominant generation in the workforce, companies are stepping up their efforts to attract top talent. To do so, many are turning towards a benefit that has been offered to varying degrees over the last decade – covering the cost of employees’ higher education.

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LGBT rights important to business

Feb 01, 2016

Indiana has a huge unmet need for workers with the skills and knowledge required to fill 21st century jobs and fuel our state’s economic growth. Consider that by the end of this decade, at least 55 percent of Hoosier jobs will require some form of education beyond high school. And we’re falling woefully behind in meeting that demand. Only 34 percent of adult Hoosiers acquired a two- or four-year degree as of last year. This places us 40th among states in higher education attainment in a nation that, on the whole, faces a looming talent gap.

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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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