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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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Housing, food are big problems for many in college

Sep 17, 2018

It’s early in the fall semester, but many college students are already checking their bank balances, worried how they’ll pay for tuition, books, and other expenses. For some the financial crunch gets even more drastic: They’re homeless.

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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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“Low-Income” tag is a point of pride for some college students

July 18, 2018

Growing up, I knew what low-income meant. For some of us it meant a piece of paper. At the beginning of each school year, the teachers sent us home with a letter for our parents. Sign this form, they said, to declare your household “low-income” and become eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

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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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Don’t forget Damaris

Nov 30, 2017

Nearly two years ago we told you about Damaris Ortiz, who was born in Mexico and immigrated to California in her teens. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree, her path remains difficult. She and many students like her have obligations that go beyond the classroom, which is why we need to emphasize policies that better meet students’ needs.

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