Talent Hubs

Talent Hubs

Twenty-six U.S. communities stand out for their efforts to ensure residents of all backgrounds receive an education beyond high school. Find out how business, civic, and education leaders are collectively working to prepare people for informed citizenship and success in a global economy.

Latest: Four new talent hubs designated, Jan. 22, 2020.

“In cities, much like America itself, talent defines what a city is and where it’s going.”
 – Jamie Merisotis, America Needs Talent

The Talent Hub designation, which Lumina Foundation awards with support from The Kresge Foundation, indicates a community has shown the capacity and ability to significantly increase the numbers of residents with college degrees, certificates, or other credentials beyond a high school diploma.

Becoming a Talent Hub

The first step toward earning a Talent Hub designation is to start with the self-assessment tool.

Talent Hubs Self-Assessment Tool

Learn more:

Lumina Foundation Designates Seven New Cities as Talent Hubs

Lumina's 17 Talent Hub cities promote education, racial and economic justice

Lumina Foundation designates 17 cities as Talent Hubs in first round


Talent Hubs Self-Assessment
Talent Hubs Map

A series of reports show investing in employee tuition reimbursement yields significant financial payback.
See Talent Investment series