We see opportunities—including the advent of more engaging technologies, hybrid supports, and shifting views among employer leaders about their training roles. But no single innovator can overcome the existing barriers and redefine what is seen as possible for low-income and underrepresented students. Learn to Earn is building a networked community of diverse innovators, and aggregating a fund, to accelerate progress and bring effective scale strategies and supports to the highest-potential leaders and organizations across four distinct initiatives:
College Access & Success Learning Lab
The Learning Lab is a cross-sector commons through which social entrepreneurs, funders, college and K-12 leaders, and researchers identify key barriers to scale in the College Access & Success field, build a productive cross-sector network, surface high-potential collaborations, and share practices with one another.
Postsecondary Innovation for Equity
An initiative supporting a diverse group of social entrepreneurs who create pathways to social and economic mobility for underrepresented youth by weaving together acquisition of college credits with access to upwardly mobile careers.
Future of Work XPRIZE
Cross-sector efforts have identified that “Power Skills”—leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, grit, communication, and teamwork—form the foundation for success in careers and the classroom. By incentivizing the development of effective and scalable tools that support the development of these critical skills, behaviors, and mindsets, the Future of Work XPRIZE aims to increase the number of Americans with Power Skills, spark broader awareness, and ultimately meet employer demand for Power Skills.