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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.
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.
- Checkout our new website!
- Measuring Success
- Focus Area Investment Priorities in Action
The new website points partners to critical information on how Ascendium is working to change postsecondary and workforce training systems so that learners from low-income backgrounds can achieve upward socioeconomic mobility.
Learn about Strong Start to Finish, the groundbreaking pooled-funding project on developmental education
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- Essential Service: Tools of the Trade
- New Resource: Trends & Challenges in Financial Aid Awards
Sue Cui, Senior Program Officer, reflects on her Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence
- Refined strategy focuses on increasing equity for learners from low-income backgrounds
Goldie Blumenstyk speaks with six postsecondary philanthropic leaders, including Amy Kerwin, Ascendium’s Vice President – Education Philanthropy, to see how grantmaking organizations are shifting gears during the COVID pandemic
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