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Ascendium in the News October 05, 2021

CivicLab Receives $750,000 Grant

Source: The Republic
Author: Jana Wiersema

Local nonprofit institute CivicLab has been chosen to lead a national effort to strengthen educational and workforce development systems in rural communities.

Ascendium Education Group, a nonprofit focused on educational and career attainment, has selected CivicLab for this work and is providing a $750,000 grant to the Columbus Learning Center Management Corp. for the initiative.

The grant initiative will allow CivicLab to identify six to eight “rural community collaboratives” to receive funding and technical assistance that support their goals for improvement of education and workforce training systems. Participants will receive technical assistance from CivicLab and the Talent Hubs Technical Assistance Provider Network.

These communities will be chosen through a request for partnership process this fall and receive support from January 2022 through August of 2023. Applications to join the initiative will open this October.

Read the full article at The Republic.

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