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.
February 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheri Rodman firstname.lastname@example.org Colorado educators, working with nonprofits America Achieves and mindSpark Learning and industry leaders, have developed and piloted a suite of Career-Ready Performance Tasks—industry-aligned, project-based learning experiences and corresponding resources to help students explore in-demand careers and develop and demonstrate learning of essential, in-demand skills. […]
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Conroy Almada email@example.com NATIONAL—America Achieves is pleased to announce the release of Quest for Success, an innovative career exploration course designed to help ensure students know about and are prepared for careers of the future. Any educator, school, or school system in the world can now access this […]
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 […]