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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.
Supporting Innovation in Education Webinar Recap: Removing Structural Barriers to Postsecondary Success
The recap of a recorded webinar featuring Amy Kerwin, Ascendium Vice President – Education Philanthropy, is available for reading. Topics covered include college affordability, equity in higher education and how to break down systemic barriers to postsecondary success. The webinar is also available for viewing.
West Virginia’s Climb
Read more about a unique initiative Ascendium is supporting that puts partnership and collaboration at its center.
Commentary: Accelerating Developmental Education Reforms During the Pandemic
Christopher M. Mullin, director of the Strong Start to Finish initiative, explains how, even in difficult times, Strong Start to Finish continues to advance developmental education and support students. A significant new investment from Ascendium, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Kresge Foundation will aid in the work.
West Virginia Awarded $750,000 from Ascendium to Increase Degree Completion, Leverage Philanthropic Collaborations for Student Success
West Virginia’s Climb aims to arm 60 percent of West Virginia’s workforce with a postsecondary credential by 2030. With grants from a collaborative of funders, including Ascendium, to aid them in their goal, a group of stakeholders will work together to execute key components of the project, including statewide open educational resources and professional development for faculty advisors.
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.
Rural LISC Announces $1.3 Million Investment from Ascendium Education Philanthropy to Connect Rural Workers to Education, Training and Jobs
The Rural Works initiative includes a cohort of 10 seasoned workforce development organizations that connect unemployed and underemployed workers to training, education and industry credentials in counties across several U.S. states. An Ascendium grant aims to expand that initiative and further support a well-trained workforce in those areas.
As COVID-19 Forces Rapid Move Online, Ascendium Supports Free Online Methods Training for Math Faculty
Faculty representing nearly 50 two-year and four-year postsecondary institutions will participate in a virtual learning series thanks in part to a grant from Ascendium. The series, led by the Dana Center, will focus on entry-level college mathematics courses, including classes taught with co-requisite support.
Community College Leadership Program to be Upgraded
A new innovative curriculum, funded with a grant from Ascendium, is being developed at the University of Maryland Global Campus, with a special focus on upgrading and redesigning to reflect challenges faced by community college leaders today.
Strong Start to Finish
Learn about Strong Start to Finish, the groundbreaking pooled-funding project on developmental education
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