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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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Higher education must change to reflect shifting student demographics

Jan 08, 2015

America's outdated models of higher education are failing today's diverse student population. Lumina President Jamie P. Merisotis calls for policymakers, educators, employers and other stakeholders to redesign education to meet the needs of changing college demographics. Read the op-ed in The Hill's Forum for Lawmakers and Policy Professionals.

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Lumina explores new business models

Dec 04, 2014

Lumina collaborates with seven completion colleges to help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment. Commitments from colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits announced at White House summit on December 4. #CollegeOpportunity  

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Redesigning Higher Education Through Intentional Influence

Oct 23, 2014

Creating system-level change will require both working within the system and simultaneously disrupting it says Lumina President & CEO Jamie Merisotis in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Financial Support Models Challenge Launched

Oct 06, 2014

Lumina seeks a model for a new student financial support system that will enable greater participation by lowering the barriers to completing postsecondary education.

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The Economist-Lumina Foundation Challenge Winner Announced

Oct 01, 2014

Diana Cobbe was selected as winner of The Economist-Lumina Foundation innovation challenge Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce & Higher Education for her solution, OnCampus, a mobile app and gamified social learning platform that rewards students for building skills valued by employers.

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Philanthropic Leadership Requires Focus, Flexibility, and Fortitude

Aug 08, 2014

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis, outlines the attributes philanthropic organizations need to create systemic change.

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The Starbucks Model for Tuition Reimbursement

July 16, 2014

Strategies like the one being launched by Starbucks acknowledge that demand for talent is rising rapidly across the nation.

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Excelsior College Commencement

July 11, 2014

Lumina president and CEO, Jamie P. Merisotis celebrates Excelsior students' achievements and their contribution to America's overall strength as a nation.

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