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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.
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.
Kentucky College System Mounts Effort to Close Gap Between Education and Work
With support from Ascendium, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Foundation is launching a yearlong planning project to research what it would take to implement a competency-based education platform at scale within its general education, career, technical and workforce training programs.
Second Round of Maintain Momentum Grants Announced
New grants to the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the National College Attainment Network and the Yes We Must Coalition bring initiative totals over $4.5 million.
UNCF Awarded $1.9 Million Ascendium Grant to Improve Academic and Career Outcomes of HBCU Students
Eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities will share funds from a two-year grant awarded to the United Negro College Fund to continue an important initiative to increase student success outcomes.
Higher Ed’s Most Successful Failure
For students struggling with hardship, community college support programs designed to help them stay on track can make a huge difference in whether they complete their degree. This article advocates for support programs and the replication of them throughout America, using the CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), which Ascendium funded the replication of, as an example of why it works.
Ascendium Issues Grants to Help Orgs Continue Their Ed Improvement Programs
Two organizations have received grants from Ascendium as part of its “Maintain Momentum for Student Success Initiative.” Funding will be used to help member institutions continue serving students with the greatest financial need, and provide coaching packages for community colleges and program support.
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.
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.
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