Pathways to Prosperity Network

At a Glance

We are boldly reimagining how U.S. education and workforce systems meet state and regional talent needs and prepare young people for careers.



Research & Design

Execution & Scale


Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work
Experts Involved
In progress
  • WI
  • MN
  • CA
  • NY
  • PA
  • AZ
  • OH
  • DE
  • IL
  • IN
  • TN
  • TX
  • MA
  • GA

Building College and Career Pathways for the 21st Century and Beyond

Today, young people need both cross-cutting skills and specialized knowledge to thrive in our rapidly changing economy. Business and industry leaders require fresh talent to innovate and grow.  

Launched in 2012, the Pathways to Prosperity Network—a collaboration of JFF, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and states and regions—is leading a national movement to reimagine how we prepare youth for the future of work.

The Pathways to Prosperity Network develops, implements, and scales college and career pathways to expand economic opportunity for all young people and meet regional talent needs. This forward-looking approach depends on strong cross-sector partnerships. JFF’s Pathways to Prosperity Network mobilizes K–12 and postsecondary education leaders, policymakers, and employers, bringing together diverse stakeholders to build a future that works.

The American system for preparing young people to lead productive and prosperous lives as adults is clearly badly broken. Failure to aggressively overcome this challenge will surely erode the fabric of our society.

Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011

What is the Pathways to Prosperity Network?

Network Services

We offer Network members an array of professional services tailored to your state or regional needs. Our team can provide similar services to systems leaders and other stakeholders who are not part of the Network.

Partnership Development

Facilitation and Coaching

Applied Research and Thought Leadership

Data and Measurement

Funding and Sustainability

Communications and Graphic Design

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Learn about Network Benefits

Our Team

Our team offers a wide breadth of relevant expertise, experience, and skills. Current members include:

Visit Network Website

This members-only site contains relevant resources and tools.


Learn about the Network's Origins

Read the Pathways to Prosperity Report

Read Stories about Network Members' Progress

Read The Case Study Series