Join the Pathways to Prosperity Network
Paul Herdman, President & CEO, Rodel Foundation of Delaware
The Pathways team has helped in a number of different ways. They’ve been really great partners from the highest-level strategy work as well as the deeper level nuts and bolts of where we are and where we need to build.
Every young person has clear goals for college and career and the support to achieve them
Every employer has a talent pipeline of young professionals with the skills needed to contribute to and lead the workforce
Every regional and state economy is thriving and provides its citizens with opportunities for economic advancement
Join our innovative community as we lead a national movement for college and career pathways that connect all young people to meaningful, well-paying careers.
As a member of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, your state or region will work with the JFF team to develop pathways strategies and models that are tailored to your goals, education and workforce systems, and labor market needs.
Pathways to Prosperity Network members partner with JFF for at least three years. Before joining, you can work with the JFF team for a six-month planning period to identify the strengths you can build on for pathways work and possible sources of funding to support your efforts.
Network members span across the United States. We join together in our shared belief that our education system should create equitable opportunity for young people, employers, and our communities.
Network members include local government officials, leaders in K-12 and higher education, employers, workforce development boards, and community leaders at the state, regional, and city levels. This work requires many different organizations to come together to reimagine how our systems work to serve people.
If you are interested in improving economic advancement in your community, contact us at ptopnetwork @ jff.org to explore if Network membership is right for you.
Stephen Dakin, Superintendent of School and Community Partnerships, Columbus State Community College
As we got involved in the Network, we realized that […] being part of a group, working with folks who are dealing with same issues at the local level, at the implementation level, is really absolutely critical for us.
Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate
As a member of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, you will have opportunities to learn from and collaborate with peers as members share successes and best practices—as well as challenges and lessons learned—across state and regional lines.
Members also participate in twice-yearly Network Institutes and have access to members-only resources.
The Pathways to Prosperity Network will enhance your capacity to design, scale, and improve pathways through technical assistance and coaching that is customized to your vision, goals, and needs. You will work with JFF to craft an annual scope of work that details your services for the year.
See five potential support services below.
Strategic Planning and Development
JFF will support your strategic planning, for example by mapping how pathways work intersects with and advances your other related policies and initiatives
Regional Pathways Design and Mobilization
JFF will help you design a strong pathways system and can conduct a mapping process to align curriculum or programs of study with employer needs in your region
Pathways Sustainability Planning
JFF will support your long-term sustainability by crafting tailored plans for braided funding and fundraising, as well as for marketing and communications
Policy Development and Analysis
JFF can conduct an in-depth scan of pathways-related policy supports and barriers, and provide advice on best practices
Through our unique asset mapping process, JFF will provide a report, executive summary, and presentation of key findings and recommendations for designing and improving pathways in your state or region
Learn more about our work and how joining the Pathways to Prosperity Network can help you better support young people, meet employer talent needs, and strengthen your local economy.
Contact us at ptopnetwork @ jff.org to talk to a member of the JFF team.