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About Our Areas of Work
We organize our work into three areas to help low-income youth & adults:


Monday October 6, 2014
Engaging Parents to Inspire Students
Caesar Mickens, director of Early College Design Services at Jobs for the Future, provides an inside look at PSJA's parental engagement program. ---  In three impoverished communities near the Texas-Mexico border, hundreds of parents are following in their children’s footsteps each day and heading off to school. Single mothers, unemployed fathers, and recent immigrants are mastering English, studying for GED tests, and becoming certified for high-demand jobs to improve economic prospects for their families. The free classes are an unusual, but integral, part of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA...
Tags: Early College, Dual Enrollment
Tuesday June 17, 2014
Students presenting their work at the Marlborouh Spring STEM 2014 Showcase.
Ninth grader Leticia Dos Santos wiped the sweat off her brow and smiled earnestly as she demonstrated how the energy harvested from pedaling a bicycling could be used to light up the high school soccer field scoreboard. “If I had known about this earlier, I wouldn’t have done my exercise this morning,” joked Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester. The Commissioner had come to Marlborough STEM Early College High School to observe the students’ impressive showcase of innovative and interdisciplinary capstone projects. Ninth-grade STEM students were given the task of helping...
Tags: Career Pathways, STEM, Early College, Dual Enrollment, Green Skills
Wednesday May 14, 2014
Jobs for the Future celebrates the achievements of 18 early college high school students who have been named Gates Millennium Scholars and will receive full-tuition scholarships to any accredited college or university of their choice, for both undergraduate and graduate education. The awards go to 1,000 high-performing students of color from low-income families annually to help remove barriers to postsecondary education. The early college students selected for these prestigious scholarships illustrate the dramatic success of their innovative secondary schools at expanding college, career,...
Tags: Early College, Dual Enrollment
Wednesday May 7, 2014
The nation has been engaged in an ongoing conversation on how to improve student success and the affordability of education. At a Congressional briefing last week, several important voices collectively advocated for early college and dual and concurrent enrollment as effective strategies for high school and college success: Early college high school alumna Yevgeniya Bulayevskaya explained that she had arrived in New York City from Ukraine without basic English skills. The assistance she received from Bard High School Early College enabled her to not only catch up to her peers but to also...
Tags: Dual Enrollment, Early College
Wednesday March 26, 2014
Early college gradutes
Early college high schools are going above and beyond in creating life-changing opportunities for our nation’s youth. Over a decade of compelling, longitudinal outcomes data and student success stories confirm that early college schools propel low-income youth, students of color, and first-generation college goers to graduate high school and attain postsecondary degrees. With the sixth annual Early College High School Week coming to a close, this year's Week has shifted the spotlight from what Early College Designs can do to how we can advance the movement by bringing this potent framework...
Tags: Early College, Dual Enrollment