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 creating [...]

February 6th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

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 scale [...]

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

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 as [...]

February 4th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

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 attainment [...]

January 30th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News|

Third of residents struggle financially: Exercise proves eye-opener for participants

The Republic November 24, 2018 By Kirk Johannesen About one-third of households in Bartholomew County live in poverty or are considered among the working poor. Ten percent are below the federal poverty threshold, and 24 percent fit into the category of Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed (ALICE), according to the United Way of Bartholomew County. The remaining two-thirds of [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, Latino, News|

EcO Network Welcomes Rhonda Fischer

Please join us in welcoming Rhonda Fischer as the newest member of the Community Education Coalition (CEC) team as she takes on the role of EcO Network Manager. In this role, Rhonda will be responsible for facilitating industry sector networks in Southeast Indiana, supporting manufacturing, healthcare, IT and other emerging industries critical to our region’s economy.  Rhonda will [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Manufacturing, News|
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