Postsecondary Success: Funders' Discussion
Tuesday, June 19
21 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Online registration is closed.
In today’s increasingly
technology-driven and global economy, postsecondary credentials are practically
required to attain the social and economic benefits of the middle class. Recent
studies suggest that by 2018, 63 percent of all jobs will require some form of
postsecondary education or training. Sadly, North Carolina is not ready for
this future. Only about a third of North
Carolina adults currently have an associate degree or higher.
Like other states across the
country, North Carolina needs to increase the rate of attainment of
postsecondary credentials to maintain a competitive economy that supports job
creation and sustainability. This will require more than just access to opportunities;
it requires addressing every section of the education pipeline. Adequately
preparing students for college and enrolling and graduating students from
college are intertwined challenges.
philanthropies are leading efforts to enhance postsecondary success
opportunities in states across the nation, including North Carolina. Join us
for a discussion with representatives from foundations leading the field, including the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation and Bank of America Charitable Foundation, on
the challenges and opportunities for funder engagement in increasing college
Lunch will be served.
This event is intended only for
private and corporate foundation staff and board members, community
foundation staff and donor advised fundholders, and corporate
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