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Building Career Ladders for Low-Income People

Aspen Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2006–January 31, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Aspen Institute to undertake a planning initiative that will examine promising workforce training partnerships between community-based organizations and community colleges and consider how they might be adapted to a range of settings. The institute also will summarize existing information about the needs of disadvantaged adults and the barriers to their success in obtaining credit-based, postsecondary education that leads to career and economic advancement. Research emphasis will be placed on ways in which community-based organization/community college partnerships have reduced barriers to success for low-income individuals. Elements of the research will be synthesized in a publication that will lay out some of the key elements that are known about how these partnerships promote career advancement among low-income populations.The institute works to develop practical leadership in today’s world through nonpartisan seminars and policy programs designed for leaders in business, government, the media, education, the arts and the independent sector from democratic societies worldwide.