Since 2014, Strada Education Network has invested more than $120 million in strategic philanthropy, supporting educators, employers and policymakers to help students achieve their education and career goals. Working directly with governors and through national organizations, we help states develop skilled talent pipelines to build their economies.
Strada’s Philanthropy team support organizations and initiatives that: help people pursue purpose-driven education and career pathways; nurture and scale collaborative efforts between educators and employers to blend work and learning; and deliver employer-informed curriculum to meet workforce demand.
Our investments focus on:
“Strada’s financial support and personal involvement helps thousands of students through scholarships, mentoring, and work-based learning experiences, building a diverse talent pipeline for employers throughout the country.”
Della Britton Baeza
| President and CEO, JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION
“If we abandon low-income or first-generation students at graduation with a poorly designed handoff between college and career, we fail to deliver on the full promise of higher education. Strada understands this and is a great partner in preparing students for the future of work.”
| UNIVERSITY INNOVATION ALLIANCE
“Strada shares our commitment to building tomorrow’s workforce and creating pathways out of poverty for hard-working students. Their willingness to invest in innovative solutions helped us expand the Urban Work College so more students can graduate with the skills they need to succeed.”
Michael J. Sorrell
| PAUL QUINN COLLEGE
This career exploration and readiness program’s formula for learner success combines social capital, self-discovery to launch career pathways for first-gen grads
Just half of college alumni feel it was worth it to take out loans to attend college, with even lower levels of satisfaction from Black and Latino alumni about their loans.
Growing up in San Francisco, Ebony Beckwith attended an academically selective high school where most of her classmates were university-bound. She opted for a different path, heading directly into the workforce while winding through several community colleges before realizing she needed that four-year degree to reach her career goals.
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