Attainment

Degrees to Success: Making Dreams Come True

One of the strategies in our Talent Hub Attainment work is to partner with our state community college system -- IVY Tech -- on a program called "Achieve Your Degree."  It is a business/student/Ivy Tech partnership that is showing good results for adult students.  One of our local businesses, Madison Precision Products, is featured in [...]

Degrees to Success: Making Dreams Come True2019-04-29T11:20:25-05:00

EcO Network brings awareness of resources, services for Latino population

The Republic Shelby Mullis 4/12/19   Latinos made up about 5.8 percent of Columbus’ total population in 2010, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. That’s 2,575 people out of Columbus’ then-population of 44,085. In conjunction with a public equity forum Thursday, the EcO Attainment Network hosted a resource gathering at Zaharako’s Ice Cream Parlor where [...]

EcO Network brings awareness of resources, services for Latino population2019-04-17T10:14:25-05:00

Organizations host conversation about community ‘equity’

The Republic By Andy East 4/12/19   Community residents were asked if they really understood why diversity, inclusion, racial justice and equity are important to a community during a session sponsored by The United Way of Bartholomew County, along with several other organizations. The event, “Understanding and Building Equity in Community,” was at The Commons [...]

Organizations host conversation about community ‘equity’2019-04-17T10:10:35-05:00

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.2019-05-08T09:56:12-05:00

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 Strada2019-03-13T10:50:42-05:00

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 million2019-02-06T08:03:06-05:00

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 Employment2019-02-05T12:30:30-05:00