For decades, the research has been clear and compelling: children who attend high-quality preschool have better outcomes than their peers who do not, and this is particularly true for low-income children.
Our country's workforce needs have dramatically changed over the past four decades, making progress on the ladder of upward mobility significantly harder in the United States. Most workers today need higher levels education and skills than past generations in order to get jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. This makes the path to the American Dream a lot steeper.
Thousands of people are struggling to find work. Young adults are trying to find ways to stay in school, graduate, then pay for college. The government is working hard to reduce unemployment. Yet at the same time, companies are struggling to find qualified workers.
Opportunity Nation Leaders and Scholars are the best ambassadors for opportunity in the country. Now, we have an opportunity for policy advocacy this August. We invite you to take part in an event and help make an impact on your congressional representatives.
As part of its commitment to collaborative efforts to create opportunity for the entire Chattanooga community, Chattanooga State has also joined the Higher Education Council of Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan, multi-sector national campaign comprised of more than 250 businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits and civic organizations working together to expand economic mobility in the U.S.
We are thrilled to welcome Rhode Island KIDS COUNT as the newest member of our coalition. This statewide children’s policy organization, a campaign of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is dedicated to improving the health, education, economic well-being, development and safety of Rhode Island's children.
For over 15 years, REDF has been building an industry that creates jobs for people who are willing and able to work, but face the toughest time getting a job – like young people who’ve been in gangs, people who’ve been homeless or in jail, and people with mental health disabilities.
We strongly believe that Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a crucial component of America’s education system and can serve as a critical pathway to employment, financial security and opportunity, particularly for youth ages 16-24.