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Online Company First To Receive State Reimbursement Funds

  • Joanna
  • August 21, 2019

WFYI Indianapolis, August 20, 2019 – An online learning company will soon be given state funding to help adults get their high school diploma. It’s the first organization approved to receive grant money from the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement fund. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet approved reimbursements for Graduation Alliance up to $6,750 for each eligible Hoosier

A Partnership to Improve the Lives of Adults Without a High School Diploma

  • Joanna
  • August 9, 2019

JFFLabs Impact Acceleration, August, 2019 – Alongside Graduation Alliance, JFFLabs is connecting people with newly acquired high school diplomas to quality jobs and career pathways. Driving real outcomes in graduation rates, employment and retention, wage gains, college enrollment, and certificate attainment. Brandi left high school to become a parent during her junior year. While she

There are lots of jobs out there. But are we helping students align their interests to their opportunities?

  • Danielle Stangler
  • March 7, 2019

Hundreds of job seekers participated in a construction trades job fair in West Virginia recently. Over in Michigan, more than 4,000 people swarmed a similar event. And in Ohio, one employer lamented than despite heavy interest from interested applicants “we’re dying for workers.” There’s a construction boom happening. Employers across the country are trying to

Why every state needs to adopt a high school diploma program for adults

  • Danielle Stangler
  • February 28, 2019

More than 80 years after she left school to help her mother raise her siblings, a Michigan woman has been awarded her high school diploma. That’s the sort of feel-good story everybody loves. When 98-year-old Ruth Frezza finally received her diploma, after all, it was in a symbolic ceremony in a nursing home. And what

Pathway 2 Tomorrow Awards Graduation Alliance with $15,000

  • Joanna
  • November 1, 2018

Pathway 2 Tomorrow, November 1, 2018 – Pathway 2 Tomorrow: Local Visions for America’s Future (P2T) has awarded 24 recipients across 17 states and the District of Columbia with $15,000 stipends for innovative ideas to transform education outcomes in the U.S. Continue reading

Free program gives adults another chance at a high school diploma

  • Joanna
  • March 5, 2018

Michigan Radio, March 5, 2018 – There are more than three-quarters of a million people in Michigan over age 23 who have never graduated high school. Now, there is a way for them to get not a GED, but a high school diploma. There are also job-training courses in construction trades and health care available.

Michigan’s adult drop-outs offered new chance for diploma – and free job training

  • Joanna
  • January 29, 2018, January 29, 2018 – Jobs continue to go unfilled in Michigan, yet the state also is home to nearly 750,000 adults without a high school diploma. A new program seeks to bridge the gap, offering an online high school diploma and free workforce credentials – as well as job placement – in construction or health

DRMA taps into ‘alliance’ to find workers of the future

  • Joanna
  • August 29, 2017

Dayton Daily News, August 29, 2017 – Graduation Alliance, which offers education and career training across the United States, including Montgomery County, has partnered with the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) to give Dayton-area residents an opportunity to earn the qualifications they need to begin a new career in manufacturing, the DRMA announced Tuesday. Continue reading

Waterloo Schools contracts with private company to serve dropouts

  • Joanna
  • March 28, 2017

The Courier, March 28, 2017 – The Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a three-year agreement with the drop-out recovery program Graduation Alliance Inc. Continue reading “Waterloo Schools contracts with private company to serve dropouts”