Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leading Foundations Speak about Policy Priorities for Low-Income Adults and Disadvantaged Youth

(from our friends at CLASP)

Helping Low-Income Adults and Disadvantaged Youth Earn Credentials and Build Careers: Leading Foundations Speak about Policy Priorities

Monday, September 13, 2010
3:30-4:45pm ET

Register Now for This Webinar

Postsecondary education and credentials are key to economic mobility for individuals and economic competitiveness for our nation. Yet too many low-income adults and disadvantaged youth are locked out of the opportunity to earn credentials and are falling further and further behind. To combat this national challenge, CLASP has launched a new project, the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES).

Join CLASP as they kick-off C-PES with a policy discussion featuring thought leaders from the Ford, Bill & Melinda Gates and Joyce foundations. Each of these foundations has made improving postsecondary access and success a top priority. During this webinar, they'll discuss their specific policy priorities for helping lower-income adults and disadvantaged youth attain postsecondary credentials and achieve economic mobility.

This webinar will also provide a brief overview about CLASP's Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success's core policy areas of focus and activities.

Featured Speakers Include:

Hector Cordero-Guzman, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Asset Building and Community Development Program
Ford Foundation

Hilary Pennington
Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Whitney Smith
Employment Program Manager
Joyce Foundation

Julie Strawn (Co-Moderator)
Senior Fellow, Workforce Development
CLASP

Evelyn Ganzglass (Co-Moderator)
Director, Workforce Development
CLASP

For more information about this webinar or CLASP's Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, please contact Marcie Foster at 202-906-8033.

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