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.
What would our country look like if more of us, regardless of age, race, or economic status, could achieve our education goals? Or return to education throughout our careers in ways that respect our personal responsibilities? Or see our previously acquired skills recognized by employers and educators alike?
How much would our country — and its promise of economic mobility — improve?
Strada Education Network is a nonprofit social impact organization with a mission to improve lives by forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment.
Our vision is to see all individuals empowered to pursue learning pathways that are valuable, purposeful, and provide support to overcome systemic barriers to success.
A more equitable education-workforce system will enable more people to learn and earn.
Strada works for the millions of learners systemically underserved by postsecondary education.
Through research and collaboration, we work to build a system that centers on learners.
As a social impact network, we approach challenges from multiple angles.
Strada’s mission is to improve lives by forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment. Building a more equitable system will allow more people — particularly people of color and those from low-income families — to succeed.
We envision a future education-workforce system that puts the needs of learners at the center and equips them to learn and earn throughout their lives. In this future, learners will have a clear view of the skills and credentials they will need — and access to multiple pathways to obtain them — so they can launch and sustain fulfilling careers, support their families and communities, and improve their lives.
Completion With A Purpose: Learner-Driven Education and Training Policy.
Timely insights on key education and workforce issues informed by surveys of more than 50,000 adults.
Through research, we are advancing our understanding of the changing nature of work so we can design and create the consumer-centered system of the future.
To improve the U.S. education-workforce system, we focus on building pathways to economic mobility for those individuals who face the most barriers to postsecondary education and training.
Forty-four million Americans are struggling to earn enough to support their families.
Making progress is a challenge while juggling multiple family and work responsibilities.
Creating a system that serves all learners throughout their lives.
As a social impact organization, we leverage the power of our entire network to approach challenges from multiple angles. We are not only a research center, or an advocate for policy innovation, or a philanthropy, or a service provider. We engage in all of these areas in a coordinated effort to drive lasting change.
We know we cannot do this work alone. We partner with policymakers, employers, education leaders, community organizations, philanthropists, and investors to create solutions that improve lives.
Strada’s collaborating organizations help prospective, current, and former students connect education and work.
Strada has invested more than $120 million in strategic philanthropy, supporting educators, employers, and policymakers to help students achieve their education and career goals.
Strada’s strategic investments support and advance our work to strengthen the connections between education and career.
America’s education system is designed to deliver the greatest benefits to families with the most resources — higher incomes, knowledge-based careers, ready access to basic requirements like housing, transportation, and reliable access to WiFi, and social networks to open doors and support their success.
To build an inclusive and equitable system, we invest in immediate, scalable solutions and practical interventions to support more learners. We learn from and collaborate with education providers, employers, policymakers, and community organizations. Together, we seek innovative solutions to equip all learners with the support and resources they need to succeed after high school and throughout their working lives.
We work with educators, employers, policymakers, and community organizations to improve postsecondary education.
Employers in San Diego collaborate with educators and workforce development partners to quickly identify, train, and certify talent for jobs now and in the future.
Six states use Strada Education Network data to strengthen pathways between education and careers.
Join the movement to build the education and training pathways Americans want.