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Return to Earn: Insights for Supporting Comebackers to Completion and Careers

2024-01-30T00:05:13+00:00

  Over six million Californians ages 25 to 64 have completed some college but not yet earned a credential. Shifting postsecondary structures to support this prospective student population is crucial for addressing the state’s workforce shortage. However, the needs of these individuals, often from underinvested populations, remain understudied—leaving institutions and policymakers with few evidence-based solutions to improve their educational outcomes. To bridge this gap, California Competes, in collaboration with CaliforniaAttain! partners, conducted research and organized a community of practice to better understand returning students’ needs and experiences. Join us next Monday, February 5 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a new research publication and a panel discussion that explores [...]

Return to Earn: Insights for Supporting Comebackers to Completion and Careers2024-01-30T00:05:13+00:00

The Power of Regional Collaboratives: Top Focus of Project Attain’s Summer Summit

2023-08-29T22:03:16+00:00

Project Attain’s day-long Summer Summit held on August 9th at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College is an annual event that brings education partners together to share, learn, and align on important systems change work that can lead to better education outcomes. This year, the event focused on adult learner success through the lens of regional collaboratives and the value that collaborative education partnerships can provide. Dakota Pawliki, director of Talent Hubs for CivicLab, a nonprofit Institute for civic collaboration headquartered in Columbus, IN, was the event’s keynote speaker.  “The problem exists at the center of this table – and [...]

The Power of Regional Collaboratives: Top Focus of Project Attain’s Summer Summit2023-08-29T22:03:16+00:00

ProjectAttain! Hires Melanie Dixon, Former President of American River College, as Executive Director

2023-08-14T23:27:52+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2023, Sacramento, CA – Project Attain has hired its first executive director, the organization announced last week at its annual Summer Summit held at Folsom Lake College. Melanie Dixon steps into the new position immediately. Dixon is Project Attain’s first full-time staff member, an important milestone that marks a major shift from being a regional education initiative to a fully operating, independent nonprofit organization. Dixon brings an impressive track record of transformative leadership and a deep commitment to student success. She is an accomplished educator and administrator, having previously served as the President of American River [...]

ProjectAttain! Hires Melanie Dixon, Former President of American River College, as Executive Director2023-08-14T23:27:52+00:00
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