Upskilling and Transformation Take Center Stage at Philanthropy Conference

The leaders of the philanthropy community met on June 1-2 in Orlando in order to discuss the role that community colleges fill in providing skills that are required for jobs that need more than a high school diploma, but less than a four year college degree.

The basic consensus is that community colleges with outstanding programs are making it possible for the lowest-educated students to obtain the necessary education and technical skills required for secure socioeconomic status. Studies focused on the difference between associate and bachelor degrees were discussed and most found that the associate degree is actually more appropriate for a set of students than the bachelor degrees.

Community colleges are making it possible for families to be successful and stable throughout the United States. Read the Entire Article


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Storytelling and Humor Can Bolster STEM Engagement

A recent webinar is hosted by edWeb.net and is hosted by Jenni Light, senior manager of insights and strategy for Cartoon Network; John Britt, writer and producer at Cartoon Network's Creative Group;...more

Civil Society Collaboration in Measuring Impact Investments

In a collaborative research initiative of the MoALD (Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development), titled "Civil Society collaboration in measuring impact of adaptation investments: the case of...more

LISC Invests $1M in SustainVC Impact Investing Fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and...more

Successful Providence Childhood Language Program Expands to 5 Other Cities
Foundation: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Providence Talks is expanding into five additional U.S. cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced that Birmingham, Alabama, Detroit, Hartford, Louisville and Virginia Beach are picking up...more

The Hip-Hop Transformation Goes Year-Round for Boston Youth
Foundation: Boston Foundation

The Hip-Hop Transformation (THHT), a Cambridge-based music education non-profit, is expanding from a summer program to a year-long one with help from The Boston Foundation's Shout Syndicate...more

Summit Extols Lighting a Fire to Transform Learning

The fifth annual Education Innovation Summit, with theme of "Together We are Lighting a Fire to Transform Learning," has recently kicked off at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The Summit is a...more

Innovation In Schools: Can This Revolutionize Today's Education System?

Edwin Ashimwe of The New Times Rwanda tackles how innovation in schools can revolutionise today's education system. Ashimwe writes about the importance of having students embrace a highly...more

How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World

An article sponsored by T-Mobile shares Alexandria Brady-Mine's experiences as one of the 30 winners of last year's first-ever T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. The T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge is...more

Program Teaches Youth Gardening and Life Skills

The Junior Master Gardener Program in Gaylord provides an opportunity for children in the area to experience hands-on learning, while gaining knowledge and skills that directly relate to environment,...more

$40 million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support STEM Students and Jobs
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Purdue University recently announced a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation. The grant aims to help create Purdue's Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a project...more







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