What are culturally sustaining practices and why do they matter in redesigning systems that value and empower adult students of color?

Community colleges in California, Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia are developing academic pathways of credentials in sequences that align with associate degree programs, making it possible for adult students of color to pursue better job opportunities in the short term and work toward higher aspirations in the future. Supported by Lumina Foundation, the REACH Collaborative has set the goal of a 2% increase in credential attainment for enrolled Black, Hispanic, and Native American adults, ages 25- 64, at participating community colleges by 2023.