ProjectAttain! Wins National Grant to Build Rural Community Learning Systems


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

ProjectAttain! Founder Joins UPCEA Council on Credential Innovation


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 and Least Educated Cities in America


Capital Region Ranks 49th out of 150 To determine where the most educated Americans are putting their degrees to work, WalletHub compared the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) across 11 key metrics. Their data set ranges from the share of adults aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher to the quality of the public-school system to the gender education gap. Of 150 MSAs, Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA, ranked 49th overall, 57th in educational attainment, and 37th in Quality of Education & Attainment Gap. Great news for the Capital Region, but we've still got work to do! In the [...]

Most and Least Educated Cities in America2022-03-02T19:16:26+00:00

One-on-One with Treasurer Dave Roughton


"ProjectAttain! is critical for building our regional workforce and strengthening our ability to compete for new businesses that bring good jobs with great benefits to Sacramento." Dave Roughton, president and CEO of SAFE Credit Union, sits on ProjectAttain!'s executive committee and serves as its treasurer. After 29 years with SAFE, where he started as a minimum wage, entry level cash vault teller, Roughton is energized to envision how ProjectAttain! can help the Sacramento region attract and retain employee talent, including the 700 plus employees he calls his own. Tell us about your roll at Safe Credit Union today. I’m the [...]

One-on-One with Treasurer Dave Roughton2021-11-17T14:35:06+00:00
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