State Policy Agenda

Progress is about partnerships—in racial justice and education as surely as anywhere else.

In Lumina’s case, as we embrace a national goal of ensuring that by 2025, 60 percent of working-age adults have a quality credential beyond high school, that means partnering with others and encouraging best practices across the country through our state policy agenda. Read more: Lumina’s policy agenda centers on helping states achieve racial justice and equity.

Agenda overview

Lumina Foundation’s state policy agenda seeks to build a fairer, more racially just system supported by three pillars:

  • Robust and equitable state financing of the public colleges, universities, and training centers that serve the greatest numbers and highest percentages of students of color, students from families with low incomes, and working-age adults.
  • Coherent, comprehensive programs of student financial aid that serve those in the greatest financial need, especially among students of color.
  • Fair and consistent systems for assessing and validating people’s knowledge and skills that create inclusive pathways for adult students of color to earn quality credentials.

Download Lumina’s State Policy Agenda