Scale Solutions with Equity at the Center

We help move our highest impact pilots to scale and build communities of practice in key areas such as transfer solutions, durable skills credentials, and micro-pathways.


All Projects

  • Rural College Design and Data Academy

    By designing for and prioritizing the needs of the new majority rural learners, a cohort of 14 rural higher ed institutions across 11 states will catalyze broad transformations across the postsecondary education-to-workforce landscape.
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  • Propel Polk!

    A first-in-the-nation pilot to teach durable skills to Polk County (Florida) high school students, who will receive digital micro-credentials for their resumes.
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  • XCredit

    Validating a learner’s life and working experiences as currency for future opportunities. XCredit blog: Get the most up-to-date information about XCredit.
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  • Community College Growth Engine

    Leading the nation and their regions in creating micro-pathways with employers.
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  • BRIDGES Rural

    Building Rural Innovation, Designing Educational Strategies (BRIDGES): How might we strengthen the capacity of rural community colleges to serve as critical economic growth engines for their learners and communities?
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  • Single Moms Success

    How might community colleges dramatically improve completion rates for single mothers by intentionally addressing the unique needs of this population?
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  • UpSkill SA!

    How might we quickly upskill incumbent retail workers to prepare them for careers in Advanced Manufacturing and other growth sectors that can enable their social mobility?
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  • Seamless Transfer Pathways

    How might community colleges and four-year universities dramatically improve transfer and graduation rates by reframing the end-to-end experience from the student’s point of view?
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  • UNCF Institute for Capacity Building

    How might our institutions provide intentional and sustainable pathways to build 21st century competencies and help our students find meaningful employment in their desired career field?
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  • Roanoke Healthcare Pathways

    How might we design employer-driven, stackable pathways that can lead to an AAS degree and prepare students for employment in the high-growth healthcare industry? How might we design a related “One Door” advising model that…
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  • Creativity for COVID: Saving Summer Internships

    A remote internship experience for Washington, D.C. public high school students working in teams on real-world projects to address social and policy issues impacting their city and neighborhoods since the advent of COVID-19.
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  • BadgedToHire

    Building on the success and learning from TeeUpTheSkills, the Lab is conducting a study to evaluate the value of mobility skills micro-credentials as a hiring signal for career readiness, particularly for underserved learners. 
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  • Rethinking the Four-Year Degree: Tucson, Arizona

    Redesigning the undergraduate experience to serve learner, employer and community needs  How might we build a low-cost, career-focused Catholic University degree offering alongside local employers, students, and learning partners in Tucson?
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  • Apprenticeship Challenge

    How might we build a meaningful apprenticeship that supports curricular and workforce readiness goals into a 4-year degree? Archived Project from 2014
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We’ve spent six years learning from our work with over 135 institutions, 60 employers, and 50 organizations to enable innovation and create models that put learners’ needs at the center.

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