Reaching the Dream, a nonprofit group targeted on group faculty pupil success, on Tuesday introduced the primary establishments collaborating in a brand new initiative referred to as Building Resiliency in Rural Communities for the Future of Work.
The initiative goals to extend rural faculties’ capability to supply college students with the abilities they should enter the workforce and to attach college students to well-paid jobs.
Seven faculties have thus far joined the initiative: Berkshire Group Faculty in Pittsfield, Mass.; Clovis Group Faculty in Clovis, N.M.; Columbia-Greene Group Faculty in Hudson, N.Y.; Halifax Group Faculty in Weldon, N.C.; Louisiana State College-Eunice in Eunice, La., Northwest Mississippi Group Faculty in Senatobia, Miss.; and Southeast Kentucky Group and Technical Faculty in Cumberland, Ky.
“Reaching the Dream is thrilled to work with these faculties to construct a deeper understanding throughout larger schooling — and amongst coverage and funding communities for the way rural faculties and their companions can promote the financial mobility of scholars, significantly as a part of our fairness work,” Monica Parrish Trent, vice chairman for community engagement at Reaching the Dream, mentioned in a information launch.
The initiative is funded by the Cognizant U.S. Basis, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Group Focus Fund on the Chicago Group Basis, Walmart.org and Ascendium Training Group.
“Equitable entry to expertise and real-world work expertise is vital to connecting college students to good jobs, no matter their ZIP code,” Monique Baptiste, vice chairman of worldwide philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase, mentioned in a press release.