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

Breaking Through: Helping Low-Skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers

Jobs for the Future

Around the country, innovative community colleges are playing a larger role in helping low-skilled adults gain the valuable skills and credentials that are the gateway to family-supporting careers. Breaking Through looks at whether—and how—these institutions can significantly improve the odds that low-income, low-skilled adults earn the college-level occupational and technical credentials they need to succeed in jobs. It defines “success” to include both educational and economic advancement. And it identifies a set of powerful, transferable strategies rather than describing several effective schools/programs whose complete program design may not seem replicable.