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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Who We Are
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.