A free webinar on September 10 will share findings and recommendations from a report we recently released about the benefits of dual enrollment courses, which allow high school students to earn college credit.
One of the purposes of our website is to present clear information about what we are funding, why we are funding it, and what we hope to accomplish through our grantmaking. We hope to provide our grantees, grantseekers, and anyone interested in our work clear information about the impact we seek and how our grantmaking strategy is evolving.
At a time when the need for higher levels of education is rising, we are pleased to report some good news: Participation in career-focused, dual enrollment programs correlates to positive, measurable improvements in outcomes for a population of young people who face serious barriers to gaining a postsecondary degree.
The Youth program is pleased to share a new video about Linked Learning featuring students and parents. The video was produced by Community Coalition and Talking Eyes Media, in partnership with several community-based organizations that are engaging parents in efforts to expand Linked Learning in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
I am very excited about our new Opportunity Links for Youth initiative. This initiative is extending our work with Linked Learning to out-of-school youth in pursuit of the overall goal of the Youth program — to increase the number of low-income youth in California who attain a postsecondary credential by the age of 25.
With funding from Irvine, researchers at UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access (IDEA) recently set out to discover whether there is more common ground on education than is commonly believed.