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Study to Increase Success for Low-Income Adults in Community College

Jobs for the Future

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $1,500,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2006–February 28, 2007
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Breaking Through: Helping Low-Skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers is a three-year national initiative conducted by Jobs for the Future. Its goal is to expand effective strategies for helping low-skilled, low-income adults enter and succeed in community college occupational degree and credential programs and consequently succeed in the labor market. This grant will support continued testing and evaluation of selected strategies being implemented by 16 community colleges in communities and states across the nation. Activities include strengthening and expanding "best practices" at participating institutions; increasing attention to the needs of low-skilled adults within the community college field; and promoting policies at state and federal levels that serve to deepen and accelerate the adoption of strategies that improve outcomes for low-skilled adults in community college degree programs.