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.
We direct our efforts at five priorities that will improve the benefits students gain from postsecondary education.
We are dedicated to ensuring that postsecondary education and training equitably delivers social and economic mobility for students, particularly students of color, first-generation college students, working adults, and people who struggle to afford education after high school.
Providing access to postsecondary education isn’t enough. Neither is ensuring students complete a degree or other postsecondary credential. Strada works to better connect students with success beyond completion so that they can achieve their goals and lead choice-filled lives.
Everyone should have access to accurate information on employment outcomes that can help them make informed decisions about postsecondary education.
Everyone should have access to coaching that helps them reflect on their talents and interests, choose a career goal, map pathways through education, and navigate challenges.
A quality education should be within everyone’s reach. We work to ensure the cost of education is not an insurmountable obstacle for students.
Work-based learning experiences, including internships and apprenticeships, help students connect their education to their career aspirations.
Students should have access to programs that lead to quality jobs and mobility. Employers should assess and advance individuals based on skills and experiences, not degrees.
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