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Request for Proposal: Elevating Postsecondary Leadership

May 17, 2018

ECMCF is looking for a partner to select and support a diverse cohort of extraordinary staff and administrators at nonprofit organizations and postsecondary institutions working to advance postsecondary career and technical education. Letters of Inquiry must be submitted by June 22.

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New Resources: Overview of Foundation and Investment Strategy

May 15, 2018

ECMC Foundation's Overview and Investment Strategy documents provide a snapshot into the Foundation's mission, vision, history, evolution, investment areas and investment strategy. These documents are helpful guidance on the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where, Why) of ECMC Foundation.

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ECMC Foundation Job Opening: Program Officer

May 8, 2018

ECMC Foundation is currently filling two Program Officer positions: Program Officer, College Success and Program Officer, Career Readiness. These newly created positions will join the team at an exciting time of growth.

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National Funder, Local Influence: How To Be Mindful of Your Playing Field

April 26, 2018

With our sights set on affecting the postsecondary landscape at large, we maintain a dedication to our national scope. We're also based in Los Angeles. That's where things get tricky.

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ECMC Foundation Job Opening: Communications/Writing Freelancer

April 25, 2018

The communications/writing freelancer will develop compelling and creative web content, articles, press releases, social media campaigns, and print content.

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ECMC Foundation Hosts Premiere of Roadtrip Nation's New Documentary "One Step Closer"

April 24, 2018

This month, Roadtrip Nation's iconic green RV parked outside of Sacramento's historic Crest Theatre, where it welcomed guests attending the premiere of "One Step Closer."

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Voices: Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence

April 23, 2018

Aspen Presidential Fellows share their experience with the 10 month program, which prepares them for the community college presidency.

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A Millennial Funder in Old-School Philanthropy

April 23, 2018

ECMC Foundation's Angela Sanchez reflects on what it means to be a Gen Y in a space where peers traditionally stick to old-school values.

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ECMC Foundation Job Opening: Grants Associate

April 23, 2018

The Grants Associate will undertake a range of tasks, including grant processing, database and record maintenance, data management and analysis, and technical assistance provision to the Foundation's program team.

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Triton Receives Grant to Support Male Students of Color through TRIUMPH Program

April 19, 2018

A half-million-dollar grant will allow Triton College to take the lead on developing support programs for minority male college students throughout Chicagoland. The $500,000 award comes from the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Foundation.

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Request for Proposal: Bridging Gaps in Postsecondary Research

April 19, 2018

ECMC Foundation is looking for a partner to select and support graduate students and postdocs who are committed to advancing career and technical education through research. Letters of Inquiry must be submitted by May 15.

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Seeking Funding for Big Ideas, MN Cup Education and Training Division Contestants Gather at ECMC Group

April 12, 2018

More than 100 entrepreneurs and investment experts participated in a panel discussion at ECMC Group headquarters recently to generate visibility and interest for the new Education and Training Division of the Minnesota Cup.

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MN Cup: Nation's Largest Statewide Startup Competition Begins

April 12, 2018

The nation's largest statewide startup competition connects and coaches entrepreneurs as they compete to be named the best new business idea of 2018.

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Three Students Take Their Education to the Next Level in Roadtrip Nation's New Documentary 'One Step Closer'

April 6, 2018

Debuting Online and on Public Television, 'One Step Closer' Features Leaders Whose Paths to Success Started With Community College

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ECMC Group and ECMC Foundation to Host MN Cup Event for New Education and Training Division

April 5, 2018

"Raising Capital for Emerging Education Businesses: Insights, Tips and Real Stories" to Feature Local Entrepreneurs and Investors

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The 14th MN Cup Launches This Week, with Newest Division Supported by ECMC Group and ECMC Foundation

March 29, 2018

With support from lead sponsors ECMC Group and its philanthropic arm, ECMC Foundation, this year's MN Cup was able to launch its ninth division, Education and Training. The division will focus on investing in innovative ideas to drive change in education and workforce training and development.

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Meet Achieving the Dream's Trailblazer and Visionary Leader: Karen Stout

March 28, 2018

We sat down with Dr. Stout to learn more about her and what's next on the horizon for her organization, which is the largest network of community colleges.

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14th Annual MN Cup 2018 Opens for Applications March 26 with More Cash and New Division

March 23, 2018

Largest statewide startup competition offers entrepreneurs mentorship and connections —plus $475,000 in prizes and new education and training division

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ECMC Foundation Rolls Out Education PRI Fund, Backing Two Funds

March 22, 2018

The fund invests in startups that aim to help underserved students increase their skills and get better jobs.

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Boston-Based Organization Helps Jamal Grant To and Through College

March 22, 2018

A first-generation college graduate, Grant credits Bottom Line for his success and launches a nonprofit to help others like him.

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Just-A-Start Corporation Receives $500K Grant from ECMC Foundation

March 19, 2018

Just-A-Start Corporation, a community development corporation in Cambridge, recently received a $500,000 grant from ECMC Foundation.

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ECMC Foundation Starts Educational Social Enterprise Biz

March 16, 2018

ECMC Foundation has forayed into private sector investments with the launch of its program-related investments (PRI) platform, the foundation announced.

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RFP: Study on Incentivizing and Scaling Career Pathways

March 13, 2018

This is an opportunity to conduct a study identifying the philanthropic and governmental funders of postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) pathways and determine where there might be funding gaps or investment opportunities. Deadline to submit is April 9.

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ECMC Foundation to Start Awarding Program-Related Investments

March 10, 2018

The Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation, which works to improve education for students in underserved communities, has announced a new funding strategy designed to tap the power of the private sector to solve problems of inequity in education.

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ECMC Foundation Expands Funding to For-Profit Sector

March 6, 2018

ECMC Foundation today announced the launch of Education Innovation Ventures (EIV) to tap into the creative power of the private sector to solve problems of inequity in education.

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Dream 2018 Brings Leaders Across the Country to Improve and Strengthen Community College

February 27, 2018

More than 2,300 leaders in postsecondary education, public policy and philanthropy, including ECMC Foundation grantee partners attended Achieving the Dream's 14th annual conference last week.

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ECMC Foundation is Hiring Summer Interns!

February 26, 2018

We are hiring program and communications interns. Come join our team this summer! Applications are due by March 18.

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More Alaskan Natives Enter STEM Careers Pathways Thanks to ANSEP

February 25, 2018

Based on the University of Alaska, Anchorage campus, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program engages, prepares and empowers Alaskan Native students for STEM jobs, which make up an integral part of the Alaskan economy.

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Focus on Student Success Increases Student Well-Being

February 22, 2018

A new survey shows graduates from Achieving the Dream colleges report higher percentages of financial and community well-being compared to other community college alumni.

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More Black Students Persist and Earn their Degree at UCLA with Help from the Black Male Institute

February 16, 2018

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their role in shaping American history. At ECMC Foundation, we're changing things up a bit, and recognizing the Black Male Institute, a course series at the University of California, Los Angeles making a critical difference in the lives of black students.

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Request for Proposal: Study on Long-Term Efficacy of Career Programs

February 12, 2018

We are looking to support a study on the long-term impact of enrolling in a non-accredited and/or non-portable program compared to enrolling in an accredited program within a postsecondary career pathway.

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Structuring Community College Transfer to Support Upward Economic Mobility

January 30, 2018

MDC examines transfer practices and experiences at four Southern community colleges, observing how institutional practices, federal and state policies, and student mindset and behavior affect transfer students.

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Transforming South Carolina's School Districts through Deeper Learning

January 29, 2018

Teachers and school leaders working with New Tech Network use evidence-based instructional methods to engage and empower learners across three South Carolina school districts.

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Preparing Workers for Emerging Careers in Kentucky's Post-Coal World

January 23, 2018

Jobs for the Future helps community colleges develop educational programs for under-skilled adult learners.

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How School Networks Create Learning Environments and Community

January 18, 2018

One of our most important tools for educators is community and support.

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Bay Area Student Unlocks Her American Dream

January 18, 2018

Thanks to Genesys Works, Kateryn Raymundo got the guidance she needed to get into & through college & land an internship.

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ECMC Group Appoints Diana J. Ingram to Board of Directors

January 9, 2018

ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed, today announced the appointment of Diana J. Ingram to its Board of Directors.

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