EP 6 - Better Jobs, Better Futures: Building A Workforce That Works For All
Across the country, the number of jobs requiring workers with a post-secondary education is outpacing the number of college graduates. It is crucial to invest in the graduates needed to fill this gap and build a workforce representative of our communities. College Possible students will play an important role in our future workforce. Join R.T. Rybak, Kim Nelson and College Possible Alumni Fasil Adinew and Maya Vue for “Better Jobs, Better Futures: Building a Workforce that Works for All,”...
EP 5 - The Costs of College
New research from the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness found that 22 percent of college students experience food insecurity, and among them, one in six also face housing insecurity. Listen to this discussion about the nuanced financial barriers to higher education. Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab is a professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University, and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways...
EP 4 - The Power of National Service
Why should our country value national service, and how can it make a difference in the lives of others? In this episode, College Possible takes a deeper look into the importance of national service and its impact on individuals, specific communities and our country as a whole. Hear from the former CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Wendy Spencer, along with AmeriCorps alumni who have served with College Possible as they explore the history and future of national...
Admit It: The History and Future of the Degree Divide
On April 26, the country's top education-equity thinkers, researchers and change-makers joined reporters and the College Possible community for a conversation to spotlight: The history of the large income-driven gap between those who earn college degrees and those who don’t Why the degree divide matters to every American What can be done to close it in the next 10, 20 and 50 years. Learn more about the panelists at www.CollegePossible.org/podcast