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News Release May 24, 2022

Ascendium Gifts $2.5 Million to The Center for Black Excellence and Culture

Ascendium has gifted $2.5 million to The Center for Black Excellence and Culture, becoming the third major donor in The Center’s capital campaign. The Center will inspire, encourage and showcase Black excellence in the Madison, Wisconsin, area and beyond.

Newsletter May 19, 2022

Over $11M in New Grants, Innovative Reentry Campus Program Delivery, New Education Philanthropy Team Member and More

  • Over $11 Million Invested in Grants to Support Community College Student Success, Postsecondary Completion and More
  • Reentry Campus Program Takes Innovative Approach to Delivering Postsecondary Education in Prison
  • Education Philanthropy Team Welcomes New Hire with Community College System Expertise
Ascendium in the News May 16, 2022

Arkansas, Montana and Oklahoma Lead Initiative To Improve College Completion Rates

Complete College America has selected state higher education agencies in Arkansas, Montana and Oklahoma as inaugural members of its Policy, Equity and Practice network. With Ascendium’s support, the initiative will engage state higher education agencies from each state, which will convene a cohort of colleges and universities to help historically underserved students to complete college.

Newsletter Article May 12, 2022

Over $11 Million Invested in Grants to Support Community College Student Success, Postsecondary Completion and More

Recently, Ascendium approved new grants totaling over $11 million. These grants support a range of work, including but not limited to, student success at community colleges, the organization of stakeholders across multiple states to address the challenges of postsecondary education in prison regionally and technical assistance to rural community colleges interested in applying for federal grant dollars.

Newsletter April 21, 2022

Support for Incarcerated Learners through New Coding Course, New Projects that Aim to Link Learner Transition Data and More

  • Coding Course Prepares Incarcerated Learners for Careers in Technology
  • Ascendium Invests in Projects that Link
    Postsecondary Education and Workforce Data
  • Over 500 Apprentices Receive Tools of the Trade
    Scholarships
News Release April 01, 2022

Ascendium Education Group Releases 2021 Education Philanthropy Report: Stronger Together

Ascendium Education Group has released its 2021 Education Philanthropy report, Stronger Together. The report tells the story of Ascendium’s philanthropy during 2021 and what can be achieved through partnership and collaboration.

Newsletter April 01, 2022

2021 Education Philanthropy Report: Stronger Together

Ascendium is pleased to announce the availability of our 2021 Education Philanthropy Report, Stronger Together.

Newsletter March 24, 2022

New Education Philanthropy Team Members, Guided Pathways Framework Tool Available and More

  • Ascendium Strengthens Education Philanthropy Team With New Hires
  • AAC&U Publishes Web-Based Tool For Campuses Engaged in Guided Pathways
Newsletter Article March 18, 2022

Ascendium Strengthens Education Philanthropy Team With New Hires

Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy team rang in 2022 with a pair of exciting new hires. Both Scott Davis, a learning and impact officer, and Amy Girardi, a senior program officer in the Remove Structural Barriers to Success focus area, bring decades of expertise in creating and facilitating systemic change.

Newsletter Article March 18, 2022

AAC&U Publishes Web-Based Tool For Campuses Engaged in Guided Pathways

The American Association of Colleges and Universities has developed an online tool to help campuses engaged in the guided pathways model of student success. The Teaching-Learning-Assessment Framework centers student success and equity and recommends measurable steps that faculty, staff and institutional leaders can take to address persisting gaps in student learning outcomes. Ascendium is pleased to support this and other guided pathways initiatives that encourage the adoption of evidence-based institutional and system policies and practices that drive equitable student outcomes.

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