Blackboard, WE's policy newsletter, provides regular updates on our work to improve the college system in Illinois to ensure that adult students achieve success.




  • Oct

    FAFSA Opens Early, New Math Resources, Career Pathways & Foundations

    Prepare yourself for FAFSA season, check out this new adult and developmental ed math resource, dive deeper into career pathways, and more!
  • Jul

    Budget, Aligning Adult Ed, Career Pathways

    What does Illinois' stopgap budget mean for Illinois students and families? Plus, learn about the Career Foundations Institute and why you should join, read about opportunities to help establish a common understanding of quality career pathways and systems, and meet our summer interns!
  • Apr

    Where Are You on MAP and the Pathway to Equity?

    Learn about the current state of MAP grants in Illinois, find out how your college can help create pathways to equity, download our early childhood education bridge lesson plans, join us at The Working Lunch on May 11th, and more!


  • Oct

    Aligning Education, Investing in Bridges, Student Update

    Get help making the business case for bridge programs, read about how the budget impasse is affecting students, learn about changes to the FAFSA, and find out how we're aligning adult ed programs across Chicago into a career pathways system.
  • Sep

    IL Budget, Scheduling, On-Ramps, and Transitions

    Find out what IL's lack of a budget means for students with MAP grants, share your stories about students struggling with unstable work schedules, find out how our summer interns made our bridge program curricula more accessible, and more.
  • Jun

    WIOA | Strategic Plan Recs | ATB Enrollment

    Find out about the new ability-to-benefit enrollment date, join us at the next Chicago Jobs Council Workforce Development Working Group meeting, and read our recommendations to the Illinois Community College Board on strengthening workforce and adult education.