This is a resource page with marketing messaging, information, templates, graphics, samples, and more. The materials gathered here are specifically designed to be used by educators, employers, intermediaries, and advocates alike who are in the Pathways to Prosperity Network.
It's important that every organization raises awareness for Pathways to Prosperity in hopes of helping the network work together across the country to make a larger impact. We'd like to support your work by giving you everything you need to make your organization successful. Please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions regarding marketing and media outreach.
Fast Facts to Know about the Pathways to Prosperity Network
What is Pathways to Prosperity and what is its mission?
- The Pathways to Prosperity Network—a collaboration of states, Jobs for the Future, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education—seeks to ensure that many more youth complete high school, attain postsecondary credentials with currency in the labor market, and get launched on careers while leaving open the prospect of further education.
Why is Pathways to Prosperity important for our nation's youth?
The Pathways to Prosperity Network seeks to help solve a national crisis: almost half of all Americans reach their mid-20s without the skills or labor market credentials essential for success in today’s economy.
How does Pathways to Prosperity expand the education and career pipeleine?
- Pathways to Prosperity aims to ease the nation’s skills gap by forming statewide systems of academic and career pathways for grades 9-14. These pathways integrate high school, community college, and work-based learning to propel students to diplomas, postsecondary credentials with high labor-market value, and family-supporting careers.
How does Pathways to Properity create these pathways?
State and regional stakeholders together lead the work in each Pathways to Prosperity state and region. Key sectors of the economy identified for pathways building include information technology, health care, and advanced manufacturing.
- Informational one-pager on the Pathways to Prosperity Network
- Brief illustrative profile of a Pathways to Prosperity school: Marlborough STEM Early College High School
- Official letterhead for press releases and/or invitation letters to media, officials, teachers, students, parents, etc.
- Press release template for announcing your latest news
- Downloadable map of current Network states
- Use #PtoPNetwork, #HigherEd, and #CareerTechED to promote your work on Facebook and Twitter
- Twitter hand guide with promotional tweets about Network states and their work
- Follow @JFFtweets on Twitter and Like us on Facebook for latest Network developments
- Standard logo
- State-specific logos: California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York
- High resolution logos for print publications in color, black & white, and knocked-out white (for color backgrounds)
Please do not alter the logos in any way including adding or removing text, changing any color, or stretching or compressing the logo's dimensions. The logo should be placed on a solid white background. If the background has a color, JFF recommends using the white or black logo. The logo should not be so small that you cannot read the text. The logo looks best when spaced away from other text and/or images so it is easily legible.
When referencing JFF or Pathways to Prosperity in your press releases or public materials (including web references), please include the following JFF boilerplate provided here:
- About Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future works with our partners to design and drive the adoption of innovative and scalable education and career pathways leading from college readiness to career advancement for those struggling to succeed in today’s economy. The organization strives to fulfill the promise that education and economic mobility in America is achieved for everyone. Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy, by creating solutions that catalyze change in our education and workforce delivery systems.
The summary of Pathways to Prosperity is as follows:
- The Pathways to Prosperity Network seeks to ensure that many more youth complete high school, attain a postsecondary credential with currency in the labor market, and get launched on a career while leaving open the prospect of further education. State and regional stakeholders across education, business, and government lead the work in each Pathways to Prosperity state, with the long-term goal of creating statewide systems of grade 9-14 career pathways that serve most students. Key sectors of the economy identified for building career pathways across the states include STEM fields such as information technology, health care, and advanced manufacturing. The Network is a collaboration of states, Jobs for the Future, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Recent Youth CareerConnect Grant Press Coverage
Below are news articles covering an Obama Administration grant received by Pathways to Prosperity state, Massachusetts.
- U.S. News: Obama Wants Students Trained for 'In-Demand' Jobs
- CBS: Mass.-Based Jobs For The Future Gets $4.9M Federal Grant
- White House Press Office: Youth CareerConnect Grant Fact Sheet
- Washington Post: Obama Announces Federal Grants to Help Prepare Students for Careers
- Office of U.S. Sen. Markey: Sens. Markey, Warren & Rep. Lynch Applaud $4.8 Million Grant To Jobs For The Future
- MetroWest Daily News: Marlborough School, Business Officials Celebrate Grant
- Education News: Vocational Training Supported by Youth CareerConnect Grant