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Our Work

Research, grant-making, investments in promising solutions, and advocating for better state and federal policies — these are the ways we work to improve postsecondary education.

We accomplish our work through a multi-pronged approach: research, philanthropy, strategic investments, advocacy at the state and federal levels, and support for nonprofit organizations that work directly with students.

Together with our partners, we employ these tools to improve education and training after high school across the U.S.

 

Research

Our research team conducts primary and secondary research to learn what students need and want so that educators, policymakers, employers, innovators, funders, and others can help all learners be prepared for success in work and in life.

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Philanthropy

We provide grants to nonprofit organizations and postsecondary education institutions that help students and workers, especially those who face the greatest barriers, succeed.

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Strategic Investments

We invest in early-stage and established companies whose business models support the students and workers we seek to serve.

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Policy and Advocacy

We share what we’re learning to demonstrate how effective education and training can help students and workers.

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Supported Nonprofit Organizations

These organizations develop real-world solutions, learn from the field, and advance promising practices to ensure more individuals are prepared to pursue an education and a career.

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