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The Finish Line

 
July 27, 2021 | Volume 1 Issue 4
In this issue of The Finish Line we're sharing our summer reading
and listening recommendations.
Ascend's Student Parent Podcast
Vividly profiles students who are parents pursuing their education while raising a family and working.
"Why Companies Should Pay for Employees to Further Their Education"
Solid evidence for the advantages employers gain when they invest in their employees’ education.

"1 in 5 features in-depth conversations with student parents and Ascend Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Parent AdvisorsAscend National Network Partners, and advocates from education, philanthropy, non-profit, and research fields.

This 15-episode narrative documentary collection not only underscores the barriers they face balancing their studies with childcare, but also celebrates their resilience to improve their well-being and highlights the organizations that are advancing their success.

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, guests also share the challenges they faced working, studying, parenting, and staying healthy from home."

ProjectAttain! knows that while parents are 10 times less likely to complete a bachelor's degree within five years than students who are not, they are also the most powerful catalyst for multigenerational educational attainment. When a parent completes their degree, it's three times more likely their children will too, increasing financial stability and social mobility across generations.

We are committed to advancing the success of student parents in the Capitol Region.


Listen to the 1 in 5 trailer and find new episodes  at 1in5.simplecast.com.

The Harvard Business Review blog illustrates how employers are realizing that investing in employee education increases their ability to compete in an economy that relies on employee talent to “drive economic growth, opportunity and prosperity.”
 
The article also highlights the growing importance of partnerships with organizations like ProjectAttain! to “develop solutions that provide employees with a clear path to success.”
 
ProjectAttain! collaborates with regional employers to evaluate education benefit programs, existing talent gaps, and employee attainment needs to map out pathways to career growth and attainment for employee students.

Read the full
article.

Partner with ProjectAttain! for
Talent Solutions.
Do you have a parent or employee student story to share?
ProjectAttain! would love to celebrate your success. Email us at
info@projectattain.org.
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