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Community Spotlights

Kentucky Kicks Off Adult Completion Campaign with Rap by B. Stille of Nappy Roots

Community Spotlight: Greater Minds – Greater Spokane, Incorporated

This week features Greater Minds, an initiative of Greater Spokane Incorporated. The program launched just a year ago and is making progress towards its goal to raise the proportion of […]

Community Spotlight: Graduate! Philadelphia

Community Spotlight with Tom Ahart, Director of College Success Services at Graduate! Philadelphia

Every so often, we bring the spotlight to one community within the Network so that you can […]

Community Spotlight: Upgrade San Antonio

Community Spotlight with Micaela Rios, Director of Upgrade San Antonio

Micaela Ríos joined the Education Partnership in March 2015 as a College Access and Success Advisor for cafécollege. She is now […]

Community Spotlight: Graduate! ABQ

Community Spotlight with Dan Mendelsohn, Director of Graduate! ABQ

How did an adult completion agenda first come about in your community?

Graduate! ABQ is part of a larger initiative […]

Publications

Our partnership with New America, highlighting the Comebacker Movement. Click the links below to read articles written by Graduate! Network staff and contributors.

2019 Data That Move Us Report

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    Federal Reserve Bank – Invest in Work Chapter

    The Graduate! Network contributed a chapter to the Federal Reserve Bank’s book series Invest In Work. You can download the three books or read our chapter here.

    News

    Gov. Lee Announces Reconnect to Workforce Partnership

    Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn a college degree while fulfilling work search requirements.

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    Achieve60AZ Release the State of Attainment 2020 Report

    Achieve60AZ released their annual State of Attainment Report for Arizona , featuring contributions from The Graduate! Network.

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    The Comeback Story Featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The new report from The Graduate Network and New America, The Comeback Story, was featured in this week’s column on The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Click here to read the full column

    Re-envisioning Retail – Upskilling and Employee Investment

    Recently, The Graduate! Network’s Bridgett Strickler took part in a two-day webinar series hosted by the Colorado Workforce Development Council focused on equitable strategies for economic recovery and identifying opportunities for upskilling, reskilling, and redeploying displaced workers.

    Follow the links below to view Bridgett’s panel or browse all of the videos from last week’s event.

    Click here to watch “Upskilling and Employee Investment” featuring Bridgett Strickler.

    Click here to view the full agenda and recordings.

    Employers Pay it Forward by Helping Staff Return to College

    (from New America)
    Chief executive officer Ingrid Tolentino knows the value of employee benefits. Her company sells them.

    Employers can buy legal services for their workers through MetLife Legal Plans Inc. Good benefits build employee loyalty, Tolentino would argue from MetLife Legal Plans’ office in a Cleveland skyscraper. That’s why she always thought it made sense to offer tuition reimbursement to her employees, particularly her call-center workers who need a four-year degree to advance.

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