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Oregon to help more students of color with $689,000 from Lumina

Dec 04, 2018

Oregon today joins Colorado and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant to carry out its commitment to educating more students of color.

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Lumina announces new round of Adult Promise states

Nov 08, 2018

Lumina Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to six states supporting adults who want to earn college degrees, certificates, and other quality credentials beyond a high school diploma.

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New alliance will invest in education and workforce development companies

Oct 29, 2018

Lumina Foundation, Robin Hood and the Salesforce Impact Fund from Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s corporate investment group, today announced the launch of an impact investing alliance dedicated to investing in for-profit education and workforce development companies whose products, services and technologies not only produce a positive financial return, but also have the potential to alleviate or eliminate poverty.

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Lumina names two new leaders who bring talent development and endowment expertise to board

Aug 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Joseph A. Boateng, chief investment officer of Casey Family Programs, and Matthew (Matt) Breitfelder, managing director and chief talent officer of BlackRock Inc. to serve on its board of directors.

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Lumina awards racial justice and equity grants totaling $1.6 million

June 12, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018)—Lumina Foundation today announced that 19 college and universities will receive grant awards totaling $625,000 from its Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Fund was created after last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville on the campus of the University of Virginia.

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Lumina Foundation Designates Seven New Cities as Talent Hubs

May 30, 2018

Lumina Foundation, in partnership with The Kresge Foundation, has announced the designation of an additional seven communities across the country as Talent Hubs.

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Lumina Foundation Announces 2018 Education Innovation Challenge Prizes

April 02, 2018

The winners of Lumina Foundation’s 2018 Education Innovation Challenge were chosen last week during a competition at the Lumina Investing in Future Talent and Education (LIFTed) Convening in New York City.

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Lumina Foundation makes investments to bolster prison education

March 21, 2018

Lumina Foundation is launching its strategy to help improve the quality of education programs in prisons and increase the number of people who are in prison, nearing release, or re-entering society able to earn college degrees or other post-high school credentials.

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Lumina fund for racial justice and equity to begin accepting proposals

Jan 16, 2018

After last year’s racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Lumina Foundation was among organizations that said the country must move beyond words to action. Today, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, we are announcing the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity.

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