Strada collaborates with students, policymakers, educators, and employers across the U.S. to strengthen the link between education and opportunity.
We prioritize policies, practices, and programs that help ensure postsecondary education provides equitable pathways to opportunity.
We advance our mission through research, grantmaking, social impact investments, public policy solutions, Strada-supported nonprofit organizations, and strategic initiatives.
Accurate information on employment outcomes should be available for all postsecondary education programs.
When individuals choose to pursue education after high school, what can they expect their journey to look like? What jobs could it lead them to? What level of income might they expect?
Today, the data systems that could provide answers to these questions often lack key information, transparency, and/or accessibility.
We want to close those gaps – for prospective students, as well as for institution leaders, policymakers, and employers.
We envision a future in which everyone can access accurate information on employment outcomes that can help them make informed decisions about postsecondary education.
Students want higher education that provides them with opportunities to explore their potential and create greater certainty of a successful career. This Strada report calls on institutions to focus on these outcomes beyond completion of a degree or credential.
The University of Texas system is using microcredentials and skills badges to bring their students a step closer to a successful career. The program focuses on equitable outcomes by targeting majors that otherwise could lead to lower earnings and that also draw a high proportion of students of color.
The Strada Beyond Completion Challenge supports institutions seeking to create equitable student outcomes beyond the completion of a degree or credential. This Strada report shares lessons learned from these innovative programs.
Innovative leader brings an extensive track record of navigating through challenges to create effective education-to-employment data systems
Seasoned postsecondary education policy leader to oversee nonprofit organization’s advocacy work with state and federal policymaker
Three-year grants awarded to four institutions will support expansion of programs designed to help learners succeed during and after completion of their degree or credential. These programs deploy a broad range of strategies from new technology solutions to embedded, industry-recognized credentials, which will be made available to thousands of new learners through these grants.
Veteran corporate leader brings diverse range of experience to guide Strada’s legal team and serve organization’s Board of Trustees
Two-year grants will support proven partnerships that connect learners to education and in-demand employment opportunities and strengthen regional economies.
A rich mixture of skills gained in college improves post-completion outcomes for graduates
At a time of growing societal uncertainty about the value of higher education and declining enrollment, the views of alumni turn out to be particularly insightful. This group can provide especially valuable feedback about how their education experiences have enriched their lives, which can help us ensure that today’s students maximize all the benefits that college offers.
The list of benefits associated with earning a college degree is extensive and oft-repeated. It includes higher average lifetime earnings, employment security, greater self-esteem, and better health, among many others.
National Workforce Development Leader to Head Social Impact Organization’s Strategy and Innovation Team
A 12-week internship for individuals who are bold, curious, motivated team players — and passionate about advancing equity.
Amid all of this disruption, the number of U.S. workers leaving or changing their jobs sharply increased. Known variously as the Great Resignation, Reshuffle, or Realignment, the trend has been cast in the cultural imagination as a collective desire on the part of the American workforce for more rewarding or meaningful work.
New Study from Strada Education Network Reveals a Silver Lining at a Challenging Time
Delaware State sophomore accounting major eyes and a different career path after viewing a wealth of options.
Sophomore engineering ‘rock star’ learns to become a leader while following in the HBCU grad footsteps of his parents and brother.
As a natural leader, student embraces opportunities to work in her field and build campus community
With a passion for writing and teaching, student seeks ways to teach while she’s still learning