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Press Release July 23, 2020

Ascendium Supports Initiative to Explore New Pathways to Postsecondary Attainment and Economic Opportunity in Rural Communities

While there are challenges in rural America when it comes to college access and attainment, there are also opportunities, especially for rural community colleges. Education Design Lab is just one organization utilizing an Ascendium grant to explore and study new solutions for community colleges.

Newsletter July 23, 2020

Maintain Momentum, WV Climb, Racial Justice Grants

  • $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative Maintains Momentum for Student Success
  • Collaboration is Key for West Virginia’s Climb
  • Ascendium Awards $200,000 to Madison-Area Nonprofits Working for Racial Justice
Press Release July 23, 2020

Ascendium Announces $10 Million Pandemic Grant Initiative: Maintain Momentum for Student Success

Ascendium is launching a $10 million initiative to keep student success reforms moving in the COVID-19 era.

Spotlight July 13, 2020

West Virginia’s Climb

Read more about a unique initiative Ascendium is supporting that puts partnership and collaboration at its center.

Press Release June 25, 2020

West Virginia Awarded $750,000 from Ascendium to Increase Degree Completion, Leverage Philanthropic Collaborations for Student Success

Ascendium Education Group has awarded $750,000 to support the West Virginia Climbs initiative, aimed at supporting student success and accelerating degree completion.

Press Release June 25, 2020

Ascendium Awards $200,000 to Madison Area Nonprofits Working for Racial Justice

Four Madison-area nonprofit organizations working to advance racial justice will receive $50,000 each from Ascendium Education Group.

Newsletter June 25, 2020

Strong Start to Finish, Vera Institute for Justice, New Grants, Virtual Events

  • Strong Start to Finish: Unique Pooled Funding Approach Supports Continued Developmental Education Efforts
  • Vera Institute of Justice: Unlocking the Promise of Pell for Students in Prison
  • Aspen Institute Puts Rural Grant to Work
Press Release June 17, 2020

As COVID-19 Forces Rapid Move Online, Ascendium Supports Free Online Methods Training for Math Faculty

College-level mathematics is a stumbling block for many learners and teaching mathematics online presents special challenges. This project funds The Dana Center's specialized training in online teaching for math faculty.

Newsletter May 28, 2020

New Website, Investment Priorities and More

  • Checkout our new website!
  • Measuring Success
  • Focus Area Investment Priorities in Action
Press Release May 28, 2020

Ascendium Education Group Announces New Philanthropy Website, Investment Priorities

The new website points partners to critical information on how Ascendium is working to change postsecondary and workforce training systems so that learners from low-income backgrounds can achieve upward socioeconomic mobility.

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