By 2018, 65% of jobs in the U.S. will require at least some college, yet only 40% of American adults aged 25 to 34 have attained a postsecondary degree. People of color in particular continue to face significant barriers to college access and completion. Similarly, racial and socioeconomic barriers to meaningful and family-sustaining employment perpetuate inequality and limit the life chances of too many promising young people.
Our Education Pathway is an evidence-based initiative that transforms national service into a seamless bridge to college completion. It expands our proven AmeriCorps apprenticeship – comprised of full-time, work-based learning; 200 hours of personal success skills training; and individual support and coaching – by adding structured pathways to and through college.
Our Career Pathway expands the AmeriCorps apprenticeship and accelerates graduates’ careers by providing intensive network building, professional skill building, career planning, and advancement supports.