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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 Article May 09, 2022

Education Philanthropy Team Welcomes New Hire with Community College System Expertise

Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy is excited to share a new program officer has joined our team! Valerie Crespín-Trujillo will support strategic grantmaking in our Streamline Key Learner Transitions and Support Rural Postsecondary Education and Workforce Training focus areas. Her valuable knowledge and experience with community college systems makes her a great addition to our team, and we look forward to exploring how those experiences can inform our future grantmaking.

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
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 February 24, 2022

Ready for Pell Grant Partners Announced, Ascendium Looks Forward in 2022 and More

  • Ready for Pell Announces 22 New Grant Partners, Representing Diverse Postsecondary Education in Prison Programs
  • Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy Looks Forward in 2022
  • Competency-Based Education Field Guide Launches
Newsletter Article February 01, 2022

Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy Looks Forward in 2022

Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy is excited to begin another year where we explore new ideas and approaches in support of our mission. We’ll continue funding important work that aims to change postsecondary education and workforce training systems so that more learners from low-income backgrounds can achieve academic and career success. Read more about our aspirations for 2022 across our four focus areas as shared by our Grantmaking team.

Ascendium in the News February 01, 2022

Why a Rural-Serving College May Look Different Than You Think

There’s a lot of complexity around the term ‘rural,’ particularly when classifying postsecondary institutions as such. Using a new metric and definition, the Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges has identified over 1,000 rural-serving institutions.

Ascendium in the News February 01, 2022

Shining a Light on Rural Colleges

Two mapping tools, supported by Ascendium, aim to expand the field’s understanding of rural colleges. Complementary to each other, one tool explores where rural colleges are located while the other focuses on colleges that serve rural learners.

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