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2023 is Here and ProjectAttain! is Ready

2023-01-10T14:53:55+00:00

ProjectAttain! is excited to kick of a new year with some very ambitious goals all aligned with our mission of addressing equity and talent gaps by increasing the region's educational attainment for working age adults to 60% by 2030. Photo by boliviainteigente on Unsplash It’s important work. In fact, the 2021 Community Survey data shows that almost half a million (498,424) adults in our region started high school or college at some point in their life but didn’t finish. Another 373,804 didn’t go on after high school even though reports indicate that 1 in 4 jobs requires some [...]

2023 is Here and ProjectAttain! is Ready2023-01-10T14:53:55+00:00

One-on-One with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King

2022-12-21T20:42:25+00:00

King shares what the Sacramento K-16 Collaborative means for adult learners and ProjectAttain!’s role as the collaborative’s backbone organization In May 2022, the Office of the Governor announced that the Capital Region would receive 18.1 million as part of the K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program, a ground-breaking program that will provide new pathways to career opportunities for students in their local communities, addressing long-standing equity challenges in higher education, and workforce participation. Photo Credit: Bruce Clarke @ Sacramento State ProjectAttain! is set to be the hub for the Sacramento K-16 Collaborative with the Los Rios Community College district [...]

One-on-One with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King2022-12-21T20:42:25+00:00

A Grateful Farewell to ProjectAttain! Board Member Dave Roughton

2022-12-21T17:20:38+00:00

Dave Roughton is a well-known Sacramento businessman regarded for his industry and community leadership and probably most known as the President/CEO for SAFE Credit Union. Afterall, he has been in a leadership position with the credit union for over two decades, serving as President & CEO since 2016. Beyond this responsibility, Dave is also a ProjectAttain! board member who has helped steer our organization through formation to launch. SAFE stands for Sacramento Air Force Employees because the credit union was originally formed to provide financial services to employees at the former McClellan Air Force Base. Fast forward to today – [...]

A Grateful Farewell to ProjectAttain! Board Member Dave Roughton2022-12-21T17:20:38+00:00

Sacramento K-16 Collaborative Wins $18.1 Million to Create Regional Education-to-Career Pipelines

2022-07-01T21:40:47+00:00

ProjectAttain! Set to to Guide Regional Collaborative Photo Credit: Andrea Price, Sacramento State ProjectAttain! will play a key role in guiding the Sacramento K-16 Collaborative that brings together the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento State, UC Davis, the Sacramento County Office of Education, and others to develop new education-to-career pathways in healthcare and engineering, especially for students from traditionally underrepresented communities. The Collaborative is one of six partnerships to receive first-round funding from the Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant program funded through a $250 million investment in the state’s 2021 Budget Act. The program is part of [...]

Sacramento K-16 Collaborative Wins $18.1 Million to Create Regional Education-to-Career Pipelines2022-07-01T21:40:47+00:00

ProjectAttain! Board Members Among “Most Admired” CEOs

2022-04-25T03:13:10+00:00

The Sacramento Business Journal Honors Duncan and Roughton Honorees for this award program are nominated by Business Journal readers and staff and chosen through a vote of their peers. This year sees honors awarded for ProjectAttain! board treasurer Dave Roughton, a Distinguished Career honoree, and board member Willy Duncan, nominated in the education category. "ProjectAttain! is so fortunate to have leaders like Willy and Dave invested in closing the Capital Region's workforce, equity, and skills gaps by championing educational attainment for working age adults. Thank you, Willy and Dave, for your visionary leadership that supports educational opportunities for all." ~ [...]

ProjectAttain! Board Members Among “Most Admired” CEOs2022-04-25T03:13:10+00:00

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Willy Duncan, Sierra Joint Community College District

2022-04-25T03:03:37+00:00

Sierra College President Willy Duncan has used a combination of ambitiousness and pragmatism to help keep his school's 18,000 students on track with their studies amid a pandemic that upended teaching protocol everywhere. “We were one of the first colleges in the country to move to a remote environment. That allowed us to get ahead of the curve,” said Duncan. “But we never quite hit all of the classes. You can’t learn to weld online.”   Since joining Sierra College as its president in 2011, the 54-year-old Duncan took a scientific approach from the start to best guide students through [...]

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Willy Duncan, Sierra Joint Community College District2022-04-25T03:03:37+00:00

Completing Her Education Transformed Crystal Sims’ Life

2022-04-07T19:46:34+00:00

"I didn't grow up believing in myself and I do believe in myself now." Every comebacker has a reason to recommit to their education. For Crystal, completing her education was proof positive that she could do it and she was worth it. Subscribe to ProjectAttain!'s YouTube channel to hear more comebacker stories. https://youtu.be/R7gYBSe9BT0

Completing Her Education Transformed Crystal Sims’ Life2022-04-07T19:46:34+00:00

Jose De Jesus Gallegos Reimagined His Education to Honor His Parents

2022-03-09T21:52:38+00:00

Jose Returned to Complete his Degree to Honor his Immigrant Parents Every comebacker has a reason to recommit to their education. For Jose, completing his degree was a tribute to his parents who left school without a high school education. Subscribe to ProjectAttain!'s YouTube channel to hear more comebacker stories. https://youtu.be/d2r_rGtaMHU

Jose De Jesus Gallegos Reimagined His Education to Honor His Parents2022-03-09T21:52:38+00:00

ProjectAttain! Founder Joins UPCEA Council on Credential Innovation

2022-03-04T22:05:59+00:00

Dr. Jenni Murphy envisions a California where every credential counts and she's working with UPCEA to make it happen. Dr. Murphy, Dean of Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education and Founder of ProjectAttain!, joins 15 other senior campus leaders charged with driving non-degree credential strategy and key thought leaders from nonprofit organizations actively contributing to the development of an alternative credential space. Through its Council on Credential Innovation (CCI), UPCEA focuses on leveraging the strategic potential of non-degree credentials and non-credit education and training to transform institutions of higher education as well as the talent marketplace. Non-degree and alternative credentials [...]

ProjectAttain! Founder Joins UPCEA Council on Credential Innovation2022-03-04T22:05:59+00:00

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Dave Roughton, SAFE Credit Union

2022-04-25T02:34:01+00:00

Dave Roughton may be retiring from his role as CEO and president of SAFE Credit Union, but his investment in the organization — and its impact on Sacramento — hasn’t wavered. Through leadership positions on the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the California Credit Union League, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Roughton has been an influential voice in the region's economic vitality, helping businesses navigate through pandemic-related struggles. "In order for SAFE to be a strong and healthy organization, we need strong and healthy communities,” Roughton said of the reciprocal relationship between investing in Sacramento and in turn SAFE [...]

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Dave Roughton, SAFE Credit Union2022-04-25T02:34:01+00:00
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