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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 $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

A Study to Increase Success for Low-Income Adults in Community College, conducted by Jobs for the Future, will identify better ways to move from adult basic education programs directly into college credit programs. The study will also identify effective strategies to enhance the abilities of students in remedial programs to complete occupational certificates or associate degree programs. Because of significant economic changes in the United States, some education beyond high school has become the new prerequisite for attaining a middle-class lifestyle.Funding will enable Jobs for the Future to research and analyze existing programs and practices for moving low-income adults into college programs in order to clarify key questions and issues, build understanding of the challenges and identify promising approaches; disseminate and discuss research findings to develop a network of potential partners and promote the adoption of promising approaches; and create a program design with several community colleges to implement specific promising approaches.Jobs for the Future is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage policies and practices that prepare citizens for effective transitions to quality careers by improving connections between work and learning.