With many Americans experiencing a mismatch between education and the ability to achieve economic success and stability, there is a diminished sense of hope that success is possible and a decreased confidence in our democracy. The need is greater than ever for education to keep pace with the demands of the economy and workforce, and to prepare students with the right mix of academic, interpersonal, and technical skills needed to succeed.
In order to create systemic change, we have adopted a “Solutions Tank” approach, which goes beyond the traditional “Think Tank” model to scale solutions, build a field of informed leaders, and bridge education to the workforce, leading to economic opportunity for all. We accomplish this goal in collaboration with strategic partners across three focus areas.
Our two-pronged approach supports the expansion of skills training programs that allow students from diverse populations to get good jobs.
We are leveraging the power of scholarships to better align post-secondary offerings to labor market needs.
We launch innovative interventions with aligned philanthropic support to expand work-based learning opportunities in high schools, such as apprenticeships.
Partnering with cutting-edge organizations across education, business, and government, we are building a vibrant and effective field, creating connections, networks, and agile systems needed to match the magnitude and pace of the shifts in the economy.
Creating clear pathways for economic advancement, civic engagement, and success for all in a rapidly changing economy.
Executive Summary In December 2017, America Achieves, in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), hosted the Global Learning Network 2017 Convening of World-Leading Learners—30 schools invited from six countries. Together, this group and a variety of national and international experts reflected on the changing nature of the economy, workforce demands, related […]
17 High Schools from the U.S. Invited to Join the Global Learning Network’s 2017 Cohort of 30 Schools from the United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and Canada OCTOBER 31, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Baker, 646-504-3231 firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2017 – Today, 30 high schools from around the world were […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Charlie Cummings, Senior Director email@example.com 574-310-2290 Louisiana Department of Education Launches Educator Fellowship Program to Enhance Career Education The Louisiana Department of Education is partnering with the national, non-profit organization America Achieves to launch the Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning. The Fellowship is an opportunity for the […]