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Creating Postsecondary Pathways for Thread Students

Thread Inc|$277,000|7/2019 - 6/2020
This grants supports Thread in an effort to conduct a planning initiative to audit, strengthen, and codify their relationship-driven approach to supporting underserved young adults in five core postsecondary pathways: two-year degree completion, four-year degree completion, entrepreneurship, trade school/apprenticeships and straight-to-workforce.

Text Steps Summer Melt Texting

Ben Castleman|$7,875|5/2018 - 5/2020
This grant supports Ben Castleman in providing consulting to the 13 Wisconsin public school districts participating in the Text Steps summer melt project.

Guided Pathways Inquiry

Teachers College, Columbia University|$10,587|2/2020 - 4/2020
This grant supports the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University in hosting a focus group of college leaders at the Dream conference. At this convening, college leaders will share their institution's experience implementing guided pathways and reflect on what information and support are needed to help other colleges on this journey.

Tools of the Trade Apprentice Scholarship

Wisconsin Technical College System|$271,500|8/2019 - 4/2020
This grant supports $1,500 scholarships awarded to up to 180 construction and industrial trade apprentices attending a Wisconsin Technical College System college during the spring 2020 semester.

Informing Wisconsin Grant Policy

The RAND Corporation|$149,780|5/2018 - 3/2020
This grant supports RAND Corporation in conducting a study to estimate the effects of financial aid on various student subgroups in Wisconsin. The study will produce evidence on outcomes, overall effectiveness and allocative efficiency, with a focus on allocation of funds.

Rural Postsecondary Education Project

R Street Institute|$50,000|5/2019 - 3/2020
This grant supports R Street Institute in conducting a rural postsecondary education and workforce landscape scan, highlighting relevant data, funders and programmatic efforts.

Ascendium-Sponsored Practitioner Fellowships

Wisconsin School Counselor Association|$38,495|11/2019 - 3/2020
This grant supports the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) in hosting 45 school counselors and Academic and Career Planning coordinators from rural areas of Wisconsin at WSCA's 55th Annual Conference, on February 18-20, 2020. WSCA will convene Fellows at a reception during the conference, and will collect and share their reflections afterward.

Text Steps Summer Melt Texting-WSCA Travel Grants

Wisconsin School Counselor Association|$10,000|10/2019 - 2/2020
This grant supports the Wisconsin School Counselor Association in providing travel grants to the 13 Text Steps districts to attend the 2020 WSCA Annual Conference.

UIA Fellows 2.0

University Innovation Alliance|$1,021,250|2/2018 - 1/2020
This grant supports the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) in funding a fellowship at each of the 11 UIA member campuses for 2018 (with matching funding from the campuses for 2019) and a newly created program director position for both years. The UIA Fellowship Program is designed to accelerate scaling of UIA initiatives and provide sustained capacity and project management support.

Workshop on Understanding Success and Failure of Students in Developmental Mathematics

National Academy of Sciences|$344,247|8/2018 - 1/2020
This grant supports the National Academy of Sciences in convening a workshop of national experts to better understand the populations and needs of students who are not well-served by existing developmental education reforms. The March 2019 workshop seeks to define the challenges, resulting in a report setting forth a research agenda to help identify strategies for improvement.