Supporting the Future U. Podcast 7th Season
This grant supports Academic Intelligence in producing the Future U. podcast series, which features interviews with national thought leaders and innovators working to improve student success in postsecondary education. Future U. will produce four episodes that specifically explore issues related to and insights generated from Ascendium’s grantmaking.
Maintain Momentum: Supporting Postsecondary Education Membership Organizations and Networks
This grant supports Achieving the Dream and its members in continuing to advance student success reforms despite COVID‐19‐related impacts.
Student Parent Film Series
This grant supports Three Frame Media in producing a short film as part of a series focused on the experiences of student parents in postsecondary education. The series will unpack the challenges faced by student parents, who are also often low-income and students of color, and highlight programs and policies that support their success.
Expanding Coverage of Postsecondary Success and Workforce Training in Rural America
This grant supports the Institute for Nonprofit News’ Rural News Network in collaborating with five rural newsrooms to develop greater coverage of postsecondary education and workforce training issues in rural communities and highlight the experiences of rural learners.
Assessing the Pandemic's Impact on Postsecondary Education in Prison
This grant supports The RAND Corporation in assessing the near- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on postsecondary education in prison. Promising practices and responses to the pandemic that are being employed by corrections departments, colleges and universities, and postsecondary practitioners will be identified and disseminated to the field and key stakeholders.
Women Of Color Leadership Summit
This grant supports EquityWorksNW in convening a leadership summit for women of color in postsecondary education with the goal of supporting those leaders in designing and implementing institutional practices and policies that promote equitable student success.