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Homeless, hungry college students deserve better

Feb 20, 2019

Uncertainty is part of college: We’re unsure about what major to choose, about homework and class assignments. We’re trying to figure it all out at once. But the worst stress comes from being unsure whether you’ll have a home or enough food.

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Tone deaf advice – What happens when we don’t listen to students

Jan 22, 2019

In January 2018, the University of Michigan’s Central Student Government issued an 87-page affordability guide for students that contained cost-cutting suggestions along the lines of “Fire your maid,” and “Do your own laundry instead of hiring a service.”

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“I decided to keep going” – High school dropout to college freshman

Jan 21, 2019

Nyla Wills dropped out of high school as a sophomore about six years ago to help care for her ailing mother and work to support the family. In 2017, when it came time to continue her education, she did so through a Goodwill Excel Center.

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Education is changing lives at California’s San Quentin prison

Oct 18, 2018

San Quentin, one of the country’s most notorious prisons and the subject of movies, songs, and TV shows, is fast becoming known for something else: rehabilitation.

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What’s your advice for people facing the need for new skills?

Aug 22, 2018

Stories are important. They can educate, inspire, even change lives. So Lumina Foundation is teaming up with the career experts at Roadtrip Nation to gather stories from people who are facing or have overcome career challenges. The idea is to inspire students on their paths to success.

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Adult students – whatever you call them  – are key to our talent needs

June 11, 2018

It was a hot topic at our annual Talent Hub and Community Network Convening. Most of our community partnerships focus on improving post-high school attainment among adults, but nearly all the cities we work with struggle with what to call those adults.

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Raising student voices in federal discussions on education and training

June 08, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching a new effort to elevate student voices in federal policy conversations about education beyond high school by partnering with organizations with strong national networks of students.

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College affordability, and why we should go beyond financial aid

May 18, 2018

Few issues concern students, parents and policymakers as much as college affordability. We’ve seen countless news stories about students struggling to pay tuition and fees while straining to balance work, family and financial obligations.

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Increasing Support for Adult Student Success Goal of Lumina Foundation Adult Promise Initiative

Nov 30, 2017

Lumina Foundation has awarded multi-year grants to five states that are addressing talent development by making clear financial commitments to serving adult students through an effort known as Adult Promise.

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