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Newsletter April 22, 2021

2020 Philanthropy Report Now Available, Formation of Rural Postsecondary Research Agenda Underway and More

  • Now Available! 2020 Education Philanthropy Report, Empowering Possibilities
  • Work Underway for Creation of a Rural Postsecondary Education Research Agenda
  • Initiatives Address Transfer from Different Angles
News Release April 15, 2021

Ascendium Education Group Releases 2020 Education Philanthropy Report: Empowering Possibilities

Ascendium Education Group has released its 2020 Education Philanthropy report, Empowering Possibilities. The report tells the story of Ascendium’s philanthropy during an unprecedented time and the tremendous efforts of our grant partners who were able to advance their work despite numerous challenges.

Newsletter April 15, 2021

Now available! Ascendium’s 2020 Education Philanthropy Report: Empowering Possibilities

Ascendium is pleased to announce the availability of our 2020 Education Philanthropy Report, Empowering Possibilities. Our report tells the story of our philanthropy during an unprecedented time and the tremendous efforts of our grant partners, who were able to advance their work despite numerous challenges.

Newsletter Article April 14, 2021

Work Underway for Creation of a Rural Postsecondary Education Research Agenda

A purposeful focus on closing rural attainment gaps and advancing upward socioeconomic mobility for rural learners from low-income backgrounds is much needed in our nation. Ascendium is aiming to fill that critical gap by funding a diverse working group to create a rural postsecondary research agenda.

Newsletter March 18, 2021

New Fund for Institutions to Explore Student-centric Partnerships, Exploring Technology in Prison Postsecondary Education and More

  • New Transformational Partnership Fund Helps Institutions Explore Student-Centric Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Open Campus Media Convening and ITHAKA Project Examine Technology in Prison Postsecondary Education Programs
  • Strong Start to Finish Convening Encourages Courageous, Ambitious Action
Ascendium in the News February 18, 2021

Seven Rural Community Colleges Join Effort to Boost Student Outcomes

The colleges were selected for Building Resiliency in Rural Communities for the Future of Work, a project of Achieving the Dream supported by Cognizant, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Walmart Foundation and Ascendium.

Newsletter February 18, 2021

Share Your Thoughts, Results from National Postsecondary Education in Prison Programs Survey and New Follow-up Reports for Rural Matters Podcasts

  • Share Your Thoughts With Us!
  • The Expanding Role of Colleges in Prison Education
  • New Tools to Understand and Better Serve Those with Some College, No Degree
Newsletter Article February 09, 2021

Follow-Up Reports Now Available for Rural Matters Podcasts

Rural postsecondary education professionals and policymakers now have a complete collection of resources at their disposal thanks to a partnership between Ascendium, Rural Matters and MDRC.

Newsletter January 21, 2021

New Grants Awarded, Pell Grant Ban for Incarcerated Learners Lifted and Several New Key Resources Published

  • Ascendium Invests $16.2 Million in Degree Persistence, Health Pathways, Digital Career Growth
  • Groundbreaking New National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs Released
  • Additional Maintain Momentum Grants Benefit Organizations Serving Learners from Low-Income Backgrounds
Newsletter Article January 20, 2021

Ascendium Invests $16.2 Million in Degree Persistence, Health Pathways, Sustainable Digital Careers and More

Ascendium’s Board of Directors has approved funding for 19 new grants totaling more than $16.2 million. This includes a wide range of efforts aimed at improving education and career outcomes for postsecondary learners from low-income backgrounds, especially first-generation learners, veterans, incarcerated learners, rural community members and learners of color.

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