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We organize our work into three areas to help low-income youth & adults:


Friday August 12, 2016
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Originally appeared in The Hill on Aug. 4, 2016. By Joseph Fuller and Matthew Sigelman Everyone loves to hate Wall Street. This is especially true in a contentious election year, when the anti-business rhetoric runs shrill and genuine fears abound about the growing inequality in America. JP Morgan Chase’s recent announcement on “why we’re giving our employees a raise” instantly drew brickbats because the tone and timing could not be worse. It came on the same day that the Financial Times front page carried a story on how pay for big bank chief executives jumped nearly 8%—with Jamie Dimon...
Tags: Summit, Economic Mobility
Tuesday August 9, 2016
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Originally posted in The Development Set on Medium July 28, 2016. By Richard V. Reeves, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow There is a real tension at the heart of contemporary philanthropy. The challenge is to make it a creative one. American philanthropy is experiencing cognitive dissonance. Some foundations are trying to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor, very often using resources that can be seen as the result of forces that fuel inequality. The combined endowments of the wealthiest foundations amount to around $191 billion. That’s enough, roughly speaking, to cut a check for...
Tags: Summit, Economic Mobility
Wednesday July 27, 2016
Originally posted in WorkforceGPS on July 19, 2016. When you’re focused on the day-to-day of grant implementation it can be difficult to hear what the buzz on the street is about TAACCCT. So hear this! The field is talking, your work is being recognized, and TAACCCT is out there at non-TAACCCT events. As an example, at Jobs for the Future’s (JFF) recent Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility Summit, TAACCCT had a strong presence throughout various plenaries and breakout session. The summit brought together close to 650 participants that included state and federal policymakers,...
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Monday July 25, 2016
Originally posted in Education Week on July 13, 2016. "College and career readiness"--we hear the phrase so often these days that this mantra of education reform can sound mechanical, almost meaningless. So it's high time to revisit what the words mean now that state and local officials are wrestling with questions about how to achieve the goal of preparing every student for college and careers, as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Are college and career readiness the same thing? Or are there different sets of skills, competencies, and attributes for each? And as ESSA...
Tags: Deeper Learning, Federal K-12 Policy, Summit, ESSA
Thursday July 21, 2016
Originally posted in Education Week on July 11, 2016. By Bryant Best What if I told you that the land of the American Dream has over 5.5 million job openings that employers are desperate to fill? And what if I told you that young, educated people are hungry to start their careers and their own American Dream, only to find out that they don't have the credentials necessary to begin? Some might say that there is a skills gap. Others might say there is an opportunity gap. Whatever the case, one thing is clear: Educators and industry leaders aren't communicating on what needs to be done to...
Tags: Summit