June 16, 2020
Justice Requires Disruptive Intent | Illinois Budget and Higher Ed | Resources for Adult Students
Read a letter from our CEO calling for racial justice, learn how the revised state budget in Illinois will impact higher education, access our list of resources for adult students impacted by the pandemic, share ideas and best practices for virtual learning, watch a testimonial about the importance of adult education, and read our recommendations to Congress to recover from the pandemic.
March 3, 2020
Policy Priorities | College Changes Everything | WE Paid Internship
Read about our top Policy Priorities for 2020, access our new manufacturing Bridge Curricula, learn about expanded Child Care assistance, submit a proposal for the upcoming College Changes Everything Conference, read how new work requirements for SNAP could affect recipients, and encourage eligible students to apply for the Pattis Family Foundation Summer Leadership Program!
July 25, 2019
Success in Springfield | Back to School | Best Practices
Learn about our 2019 legislative successes in Springfield, find out why you’re never too old to go back to school, and learn about best practices in bridge and IETS/CAPS recruitment!
February 1, 2019
Policy Watch | Supporting Student Parents | WE in Washington
See what legislative priorities we’re championing in 2019, read our blog post about supporting student parents, get a glimpse into the Truman College campus tour we helped facilitate for some career pathways students, and learn about our recent trip to Washington!
October 1, 2018
FAFSA | Advocacy Workshops | Career Pathways Definition and More…
It’s FAFSA time, we’re looking for student voices on financial aid and higher ed funding, join our webinar to learn about Illinois’ new unified Career Pathways definition, apply for the Chicagoland Workforce Leadership Academy, and more!
March 1, 2018
Dev Ed Triumphs, MAP Grants & Method Factory Tour
MAP grants close after a longer open period for applications than seen in recent years, Career Foundations students tour the Method soap factory in Chicago, and WE calls for your stories about developmental education. Learn more in this issue of Blackboard.
November 1, 2017
Student Borrowers Win | DACA | KKC Tour
In this issue, WE celebrate the passage of the Student Loan Bill of Rights for Illinois. Also, Career Foundations students begin workplace tours, and WE sets the facts straight on City Colleges.
August 1, 2017
Financial Aid | College Changes Everything | SB 1351
Meet WE’s new President & CEO Iliana A. Mora, find out how you can help pass the Student Loan Bill of Rights in Illinois, and get some helpful tips for teaching the Career Foundations curriculum in this issue of Blackboard.
May 1, 2017
New Bridge Curricula | Career Pathways | College Changes Everything
In this issue, find out about our new bridge lesson plans and take a survey to let us know how you use the curricula. Plus, learn about career pathways in Chicago, Houston, and Miami, and get ready for the College Changes Everything conference on July 20th!
March 1, 2017
Summer Internships | College Changes Everything | MAP Suspension
Applications are now being accepted for The Pattis Family Foundation Summer Leadership Program for 2017. Also in this issue, a call for proposals for the 2017 College Changes Everything Conference, good news about MAP grants, and more.