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Ascendium’s philanthropy is off to a fast start in 2023 with the recent approval of 34 grants totaling over $69 million. Included in these grants is support for initiatives to connect learners from low-income backgrounds with good jobs, strengthen conditions for partnerships to emerge between colleges and employers, invest in high-quality postsecondary education in prison systems and more.
- Postsecondary Education Trends We’re Watching in 2023
- Investing in IT Career Training Pathways Shows Promise for Adult Learners
- Partnership with The Chronicle of Higher Education Elevates Learner Voices
With 2022 in the rear view, Ascendium has kicked off the new year with optimism and excitement. We’ll continue to work closely with our grant partners and will be watching several postsecondary education trends in 2023. Future grant opportunities may be informed by the trends we see, especially if they connect to our goal of fostering upward mobility for learners from low-income backgrounds.
- A Personal Message from Amy Kerwin
- Reflections on Visiting Sing Sing, Plus Resources That Center Incarcerated Learners
- Fund for Workforce Equity Organizations Selected
In September, members of Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy team visited Sing Sing Correctional Facility, where they had the opportunity to meet directly with the facility’s students. We’ve gathered some reflections on that visit, as well as a trio of nationally distributed resources that uplift the voices of incarcerated learners and the work being done to help this population succeed.
Partnerships Help Offer Rural Learners In-Demand Career Credentials, Promising Caring Campus Results and More
- Local and Online Postsecondary Education Providers Partner to Offer In-Demand Career Credentials in Rural Areas
- Caring Campus Makes Student Success Everyone’s Business, With Promising Results
New Investments Total $17 Million+ for Dev Ed Reform, Rural Workforce Training, Skills Training Programs and More
- Investments in Dev Ed Reform, Rural Workforce Training Among $17 Million+ in Recently Approved Grants
- Merit America Skills Training Programs Generate Upward Socioeconomic Mobility
- COVID-19 Transfer Data Reveals Trends that Can Inform Equity and Student Success Policies
- Engaging with Media Showcases Grant Partners’ Positive Impact on Inequity
- Are You Interested in a Student-Centered Partnership?
A Pivotal Time for Postsecondary Education in Prison, the Impact of Administrative Holds on Student Success and More
- Q&A: Molly Lasagna on the State of Postsecondary Education in Prison Ahead of Pell Restoration
- Hold Up: What We Do and Don’t Know about the Impact of Holds on Postsecondary Student Success
- Congratulations to 10 Exemplary Community Colleges in the Running for 2023 Aspen Prize
There’s less than a year to go before the restoration of Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated learners. Ahead of this historic moment, our new senior program officer focused on expanding postsecondary education in prison shares what is being done to prepare providers, what goes into creating high-quality programs and how Pell restoration is informing Ascendium’s philanthropy.
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