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New Day for Learning: Connecting and Supporting Business Partnerships

Institute for a Competitive Workforce

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $175,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2008–December 31, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will support the Institute for a Competitive Workforce in its efforts to connect "A New Day for Learning" demonstration sites and statewide afterschool networks to the business community. Through technical assistance, informational materials, conference calls, webinars, national conferences, and introductions to U.S. Chamber of Commerce members who are potential partners, the grantee seeks to engage corporate members in providing more students with a successful pathway between educational attainment and a prepared workforce. The Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, promotes high educational standards and effective workforce training systems so that they are aligned with each other and with today’s rigorous business demands.