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.
Every individual considering or pursuing postsecondary education can benefit from high-quality coaching.
No one should have to map a career path and navigate challenges alone.
Quality coaching helps students seize greater educational, economic, career, and personal opportunities.
We envision a future in which everyone has access to coaching that helps them reflect on their talents and interests, choose a career goal, map pathways through education, and navigate challenges along the way.
Recent high school graduates have experienced massive disruptions to their education. Quality coaching can help get them back on track, according to a 2021 Strada survey of recent graduates. Survey respondents cited coaching as the most helpful support they received as they pursued their education.
While 80 percent of community college students intend to continue their education, only 15 percent realize that dream within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. A partnership between Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University is using personalized coaching to help students achieve their educational goals.
InsideTrack, one of Strada’s supported nonprofit organizations, pioneered the use of personalized, one-on-one coaching to support learners across their entire journey to reach their education and career goals. Using its evidence-based and research-confirmed methodology, InsideTrack tailors its coaching programs to meet the needs of both learners and partners.
As provost and later president at the University of Utah, Ruth Watkins called out the “hollow promise” a university delivers to college students who have access to higher education but leave without completing a degree.
The baccalaureate degree remains the surest path to economic mobility, employment stability, and a host of associated social benefits.
Nationwide, about 80 percent of students enrolling in community college say they intend to continue at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. But only 15 percent of community college students achieve that goal within six years.
The high school classes of 2020 and 2021 have endured massive disruption to their education.
From its onset in early 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended life across the world, leading to uncertainty around health, work, finances, education, and a host of other issues.
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How individuals who attend and don’t graduate feel about education
Studying graduates’ experiences and attitudes provides education leaders with insights about ways they can design programs and initiatives focused on maximizing the student experience.
Where Students Get Valued Advice on What to Study in College