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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 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 March 17, 2021

The Edge: Could These New Grants End the Taboo Over Mergers and Partnerships?

Goldie Blumenstyk analyzes the new Transformational Partnerships Fund, designed to help postsecondary institutions better serve students through the exploration of partnerships and collaborations. Ascendium is one of four organizations that have partnered to co-fund this initiative.

Newsletter Article March 17, 2021

New Transformational Partnerships Fund Helps Institutions Explore Student-Centric Partnerships and Collaborations

The Transformational Partnership Fund will provide postsecondary institutions with support to safely and confidentially explore partnerships and collaborations that could transform the way they serve students from low-income backgrounds. Partnerships will range from mergers to shared administrative services and consolidated academic offerings. The new fund was established by ECMC Foundation and SeaChange Capital Partners, with additional founding support from Ascendium and The Kresge Foundation.

Newsletter Article March 09, 2021

Strong Start to Finish Convening Encourages Courageous, Ambitious Action on Developmental Education Reforms

Members of the Strong Start to Finish Learning Network convened virtually in early March to share insights, progress and strategies for reforming developmental education in their postsecondary systems and institutions.

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
Ascendium in the News January 25, 2021

Ascendium Grant Will Help Close Equity Gaps

Ascendium has awarded a grant from its $10 million Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative to the Wisconsin Technical College System to continue its reform efforts and keep each technical college engaged.

Ascendium in the News January 22, 2021

Supporting What Works: Building Evidence on the Community College Baccalaureate

Community college baccalaureates have grown over the past three decades. A new research project will focus on how these degrees affect equity and access in baccalaureate attainment and connections to the labor market.

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