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

Implementation of Accelerating Opportunity: Lessons for the Field

Theresa Anderson, Lauren Eyster, Robert I. Lerman, Maureen Conway, Ranita Jain, Marcela Montes

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Accelerating Opportunity combined integrated career pathways at two-year colleges with team teaching, acceleration strategies, supportive services, and policy changes. It aimed to help low-skilled adults earn occupational credentials, obtain well-paying jobs, and sustain rewarding careers. This final implementation report documents activities and outcomes for AO states and colleges in Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana. Ingredients for successful implementation included receiving state leadership support, remedying policy barriers, considering college institutional factors, investing in team teaching, utilizing partnerships within and outside the colleges, and providing student supports.

See the years one and two implementation reports and student success stories: