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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University of Oregon Curriculum Gets an Innovation Revamp

In University of Oregon (UO)'s Innovation Beat's quarterly feature highlights stories that take place around campus. UO MBA graduate Emily Darchuk prepares to unveil a startup company that...more

Brooklyn students tackle social ills, one bench at a time

Brooklyn students, fifth-to ninth-grade students from eight public schools, have hand-painted eight benches since last January. Each school has been assigned a different focus to address and call for...more

Emergence of Blockchain

Brooklyn students, fifth-to ninth-grade students from eight public schools, have hand-painted eight benches since last January. Each school has been assigned a different focus to address and call for...more

Business School Graduates - Don't Work for Billionaires

A writer in commondreams.org encourages today's business school graduates to examine their career choices. Instead of pursuing what might be considered traditional routes for freshly minted MBA's,...more

Community Organizations In Chicago Receive Funding Through The Citi Foundation And LISC To ...
Foundation: Citi Foundation

New funding will be given to 1,200 unemployed and underemployed workers in Chicago to prepare them for industry-specific skills in education, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. The...more

Scripps Howard Foundation announces $6 million to university investigative journalism programs

The Scripps Howard Foundation believes that the future of journalism lies in investigative reporting. The University of Maryland and Arizona State University will open 'Howard Centers,' which...more

LA Unified School District Launches Fund for Equity and Excellence
Foundation: California Community Foundation

The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced the launch of a $3 million fund that will pool philanthropic resources in support of its students, teachers, and families. The Fund for Equity...more

A Social Entrepreneur Explores Africa's Future

An article focuses on a lecture given by Dr. Wendy Luhabe of South Africa at North-West University. Dr. Luhabe is an entrepreneur who focuses on the empowerment of women. The lecture is discussing...more

Stockton California Gets $12 Million for Cradle-to-College Services

California Governor Jerry Brown's office has awarded two grants to the city of Stockton, one for $12 million, that will be used over the next six years to support "cradle-to-college" services for...more

Career Institute Helps San Bernardino County Young People Plan for the Future
Foundation: The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Career Institute helps young adults in San Bernardino County find jobs or training. The organization identifies and pays for short-term occupational training, works with youths on work readiness,...more








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