Exploring options: Community Education Coalition hosts ‘Es Posible’

The Republic By Andy East - 10/7/19 7:06 PM A Columbus Education Coalition Latino Education Group encouraged young Latino students at a recent conference to follow their dreams and to believe that anything “es posible,” including attending college. The conference, called “Es Posible,” which translates to “it is possible” in English, was held at the Columbus Learning Center, [...]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Latino, News, Who We Are|

Innovative Strategies to Close Postsecondary Attainment Gaps

IHEP- INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AUTHORS: LEANNE DAVIS, KIMBERLY WATTS, AND JULIE AJINKYA OCTOBER 2019 Four Regional Approaches to Support Rural Students Rural America has been largely abandoned by higher education for too long. Nearly 41 million American adults live 25 miles or more from the nearest university or college, or in areas where only [...]

October 10th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, News, Who We Are|

Focus Magazine, Fall 2019: A Dangerous Divide

Rural students face a growing gap in college-level learning Posted: September 20, 2019 Authors: Susan Headden Organizations: Lumina Foundation Here’s a surprising fact: Students from America’s rural communities graduate from high school at rates higher than the national average. Fully 80 percent of them finish 12th grade, just a shade below the 81 percent who graduate from more prosperous [...]

October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

Working together: Columbus, nearby communities named 21st Century Talent Region

The Republic By Andy East - 8/3/19 8:40 PM A regional network of communities in southeastern Indiana including Columbus has been designated a 21st Century Talent Region. The regional network, called the EcO Network of Southeast Indiana, includes Columbus, Seymour, Batesville, Greensburg, North Vernon and Rising Sun. The Indiana governor’s office made the designation official during a ceremony Friday [...]

August 5th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

EcO Network partners investing in Information Technology

Use of technology is pervasive in our daily lives and increasing.  Southern Indiana has untapped potential for people of all ages to expand and deepen their computer and information knowledge.  Broadband and Internet access is growing, opening up new opportunities for rural Indiana to connect with and interact through information technology (IT). EcO Network partners are [...]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Emerging Initiatives, Manufacturing, News|

Collaboration Builds Powerful Tool to Advance Educational Attainment

Through our EcO Network partnerships we are making the learning that takes place in publicly-funded workforce training programs transparent to employers, education providers, and individuals themselves.  As one of twenty-four Lumina Foundation designated Talent Hub sites, we are focusing our regional efforts on adults with no college, particularly low-income and Latino populations, in Southeast Indiana.  In [...]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|
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