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

Pathways to Prosperity Network Case Study Series

Five years ago, JFF and the Harvard Graduate School of Education launched the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration of states and regions developing college and career pathways for all students. This national effort is chronicled in Learning for Careers: The Pathways to Prosperity Network (Harvard Education Press, 2017), a new book by Pathways to Prosperity Network Co-Founders Nancy Hoffman and Bob Schwartz.

In order to understand key challenges and promising practices related to this systems-level work, the Pathways to Prosperity Network is publishing a case study series spotlighting the impressive progress of three Network members—Delaware, Marlborough, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. The series is supported by a gift to Harvard University from The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation. We begin the series with Delaware, a state that has successfully developed a grades 9-14+ pathways system through its strong commitment to cross-sector collaboration. Propelling College and Career Success: The Role of Strategic Partnerships in Scaling Delaware Pathways distills key lessons and insights that can inform other state and regional efforts. Subsequent cases will be released in the coming months.