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At age 52, culinary training leads to dream job.

Sherry’s love of hospitality enabled her to achieve her dream.  For nineteen years Sherry worked as a waitress, but Sherry wished for additional training in culinary.  She found her answer in a class at the Education Center of Rising Sun. “Sherry was an exceptional student and received exemplary scores on her exams,” said Sandra Bowlus, [...]

At age 52, culinary training leads to dream job.2019-05-08T09:56:12-04:00

For Smart Investments In Higher Education Keep Your Eye On Strada

Michael T. Nietzel Contributor   In the past few months, Strada Education Network has engaged in some very smart philanthropy on behalf of higher education. Previously one of the nation's major student loan guarantors under the name USA Funds, Strada is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that over the past five years has awarded about $100 million in grants to [...]

For Smart Investments In Higher Education Keep Your Eye On Strada2019-03-13T10:50:42-04:00

Strada awards education coalition nearly $1 million

By Julie McClure -2/5/19 7:48 PM The Republic   The Columbus-based Community Education Coalition will receive nearly $1 million through a Strada Education Network grant to support programming in the coalition’s Economic Opportunities through Education Network. The Innovative Solutions in Education to Employment grant was announced Wednesday by Strada, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving lives by [...]

Strada awards education coalition nearly $1 million2019-02-06T08:03:06-04:00

Strada Invests $8 Million in Innovative Projects Connecting Education to Employment

By Daryl Graham Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Strada Education Network In our mission to improve the pathway between education and employment, Strada Education Network is dedicated to leveraging the most up-to-date research to inform our philanthropic decisions, based on what’s working, what deserves a chance to prove itself, and what has the greatest potential to [...]

Strada Invests $8 Million in Innovative Projects Connecting Education to Employment2019-02-05T12:30:30-04:00

IU President’s Medal for Excellence awarded to John Burnett

On January 31 John Burnett, Community Education Coalition's President & CEO, was awarded the Indiana University President's Medal for Excellence by President McRobbie for his part in the collaborative efforts to establish the Indiana University J Irwin Miller Architecture Program in Columbus, Indiana. The award was presented as part of a dedication ceremony for The Republic Building in Columbus [...]

IU President’s Medal for Excellence awarded to John Burnett2019-02-04T09:27:28-04:00

Higher education, greater success: Data shows attainment levels, incomes jumping locally

The Republic By Kirk Johannesen - 1/20/19 6:44 AM Significantly more residents in the greater Columbus area have earned advanced degrees compared to nearly a decade ago, an improvement that local educational and economic leaders say is beneficial to the community and its economy. The increase is attributable to job growth, skill needs, talent attraction and education [...]

Higher education, greater success: Data shows attainment levels, incomes jumping locally2019-01-30T11:51:12-04:00