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Lumina Impact Ventures
Lumina Impact Ventures Brand Guidelines

Visual Identity Guidelines for Lumina Foundation’s Impact Investing Arm

March 25, 2020
The Lumina Impact Ventures brand guidelines are meant to help anyone who needs to apply the LIV sub-brand to future materials and related web presentations. A PowerPoint template is available that includes all the elements built out using the LIV brand colors, including title slides, dividers, and tables.
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State Policy
Community College Bachelor’s Degrees

An Update on State Activity and Policy Considerations

Feb. 24, 2020
This report shows that 23 states currently allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees as a way to help meet workforce demands, increase access to educational and career advancement opportunities, address college affordability, and increase degree attainment rates. The report captures recent state policy activity on the programs, plus a summary of pros and cons…
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Prison Education
Laying the Groundwork

How States Can Improve Access to Continued Education for People in the Criminal Justice System

Feb. 11, 2020
A new report on helping incarcerated people obtain the education they need to improve their lives and avoid further contact with the justice system shows how much progress we’ve made – and how states could be doing so much better.
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Work and Learning
The Future of Work Demands High-Quality Education Beyond High School
Feb. 10, 2020
Economists, policymakers and other experts spend a great deal of time talking about the “future of work,” but in many ways, the future is already here. Profound changes are already affecting our workforce and economy, including globalization, automation, and artificial intelligence. We need to adapt to these changes by adequately investing in the education and…
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Work and Learning
ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges

Value Adds Up Over Time

Jan. 15, 2020
The median ROI of liberal arts colleges is nearly $200,000 higher than the median for all colleges. Further, the 40-year median ROI of liberal arts institutions ($918,000) is close to those of four-year engineering and technology-related schools.
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Racial Equity
Hard Truths

Why Only Race-Conscious Policies Can Fix Racism in Higher Education

Jan. 15, 2020
Relying on historical analysis and analysis of trends in college opportunity and outcomes for Black students, Hard Truths: Why Only Race-Conscious Policies Can Fix Racism in Higher Education answers a call from education equity advocates for tools to push policymakers to focus explicitly on race in higher education.
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Work and Learning
The Connected Learn-and-Work Ecosystem

A guide to the key initiatives

Jan. 8, 2020
A guide to key initiatives for the Connected Learn and Work Ecosystem by stage of progress, timeline, and relation to other related work.
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Quality Assurance
Lumina’s Commitment to Educational Quality

To Achieve Quality, We Must Focus Our Efforts

Jan. 8, 2020
As Lumina Foundation works to increase the nation’s education attainment rates, we embrace a dual commitment – to quality credentials and to racial equity. In short, we seek to ensure that degrees and other education credentials reflect the learning necessary for workplace success and informed citizenship. At the same time, we work to ensure that…
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Racial Equity
Lumina’s Commitment to Racial Equity

To Achieve Equity, We Must Focus Our Efforts

Jan. 8, 2020
The promise of American opportunity has always been in sharp contrast with our nation’s legacy of racial discrimination and oppression. At Lumina Foundation, we pursue racial equity and its foundation of diversity and inclusion to combat systemic patterns of racism that foster injustice.
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Adult Learners
Some College and No Degree

How individuals who attend and don’t graduate feel about education

Dec. 17, 2019
In a collaborative study of more than 40,000 Americans who started attending college, but did not finish with a degree, this report provides insights into the reasons they stopped out of college, and what could help them return.
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