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Adult Learner Demographics

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

ProjectAttain! Wins National Grant to Build Rural Community Learning Systems

2022-04-07T17:48:22+00:00

CivicLab selects ProjectAttain! as one of five rural partnerships across the U.S. to participate in a two-year initiative to improve higher education and workforce systems. Supported by Ascendium Education Group, ProjectAttain! will receive training, technical assistance, and direct financial support valued at $150,000 to develop and implement system-level strategies that create pathways to prosperity for rural, low-income learners. Sacramento-based ProjectAttain! joins a cohort of four other partnerships from Florida, Indiana, New Mexico, and Texas that will meet virtually and in person to share ideas, resources, and receive technical assistance. “We are thrilled to be selected to participate in this national [...]

ProjectAttain! Wins National Grant to Build Rural Community Learning Systems2022-04-07T17:48:22+00:00

Sacramento State to Pay University Debt for Returning Students

2022-03-11T19:31:21+00:00

A new Sacramento State program that will forgive outstanding fee debt for returning students is part of a series of initiatives aimed at getting learners back into the classroom and on the path to a degree. The need to make good on unpaid fees – sometime in the hundreds or thousands of dollars – presents a significant barrier for many students hoping to return to college after having left before earning their degree. A new Sacramento State program, however, will eliminate that barrier by forgiving up to $1 million of outstanding debt owed to the University by adult learners who [...]

Sacramento State to Pay University Debt for Returning Students2022-03-11T19:31:21+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

Robynne Rose-Haymer Reclaimed Her Value by Completing Her Degree

2022-01-13T16:53:30+00:00

Robynne's Children Motivated Her to Complete Her Degree Every comebacker has a reason to recommit to their education. For Robynne Rose-Haymer, completing her degree boosted her self worth and set an example for her children. Subscribe to ProjectAttain!'s YouTube channel to hear more comebacker stories. https://youtu.be/zhcNnVqZ_Fc

Robynne Rose-Haymer Reclaimed Her Value by Completing Her Degree2022-01-13T16:53:30+00:00

Dr. Su Jin Jez of California Competes Appears on “Moved by Degrees”

2021-11-17T14:38:16+00:00

The Graduate! Network's New Podcast Launches with a Familiar Face ProjectAttain! champion Dr. Su Jin Jez, executive director of California Competes, is a contributor to The Graduate! Network's new podcast, "Moved by Degrees." The series launched on Friday, November 5, 2021, and is available here. Episode One, "The Banner Lady," features comebacker Kimberly Lowe Sawyer and focuses on how supporting completion for vulnerable adults can transform families and communities.  The episode title is an homage to how Kim is known in her Philadelphia community, a neighborhood that is economically distressed and plagued by violence. For the last decade, she's been [...]

Dr. Su Jin Jez of California Competes Appears on “Moved by Degrees”2021-11-17T14:38:16+00:00

Who Are Returning Adult Learners?

2021-10-27T23:21:52+00:00

Higher Learning Advocates Breaks Down Adult Learners in New Factsheet Adult learners face different challenges on their path to completing their credential or degree. Want to learn more about the population at the heart of ProjectAttain!'s work? Higher Learning Advocates has a great resource to better understand these learners. Click here to view the full fact sheet.

Who Are Returning Adult Learners?2021-10-27T23:21:52+00:00
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