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EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY DIVISION OF ASCENDIUM EDUCATION GROUP

Our Focus Areas

We know learners from low-income backgrounds have the same abilities as high-income learners. Ascendium is working to change postsecondary and workforce training systems so that low-income learners have the same opportunities for academic and career success. To that end, we award exploration, validation and scaling grants in four focus areas that foster upward social mobility.

THE CHANGE WE SEEK

We hope our work contributes to a future where more learners from low-income backgrounds achieve upward mobility through postsecondary education and workforce training.

News and updates

May 28, 2024 Newsletter

How Ohio is Preparing the STEM Workforce, A Texas Community College Initiative Aims to Advance Equity, Q&A with Carolynn Lee, and More

  • Ambitious Yet Vital: How Ohio is Preparing the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow
  • A Texas Community College Initiative Aims to Advance Equity and Opportunity for English-Language Learners
  • Q&A: Carolynn Lee Discusses How Social Finance Institute Could Help Improve Outcomes for Learners
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April 11, 2024 News Release

Ascendium Releases 2023 Education Philanthropy Report, From Learning to Action

Ascendium released its 2023 Education Philanthropy Report, From Learning to Action. The report highlights our “learning while doing” approach to grantmaking.

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April 02, 2024 News Release

Skills Boost: Wisconsin Technical College System Apprentices Receive $1.6M in Scholarships from Ascendium

Hundreds of apprentices in the Wisconsin Technical College System receive Tools of the Trade scholarships from Ascendium in 2024.

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