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Bridging to a Better Future: Findings from an Evaluation of Bridge-to-College Programs for English Language Learners

Jobs for the Future

Today, U.S. immigrants represent an often-untapped pool of workers that hold the potential to fill significant labor market needs. As a result, the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation (SFF) has invested in bridge-to-college programs aimed at helping immigrant English language learners make successful transitions to postsecondary education and training and employment.

The results of the evaluation offer insights into the multiple ways that bridge-to-college services can help immigrants make progress in their education and work lives, and findings suggest ways that philanthropy can play a valuable role in supporting these efforts.