Publications

2007
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief gives a brief overview and description of bridge programs, which provide a path into education and training for adults with low literacy and math skills.

2006
Research Report/Policy Brief

This report identifies priority educational supports that help economically disadvantaged adults succeed in postsecondary education so that families can prosper and Illinois can build a stronger workforce. It offers specific findings and recommendations that can guide state and federal officials trying to make difficult policy and funding decisions and community college administrators trying to prioritize limited resources.

2006
Research Report/Policy Brief

This report identifies priority educational supports that help economically disadvantaged adults succeed in postsecondary education so that families can prosper and Illinois can build a stronger workforce. It offers specific findings and recommendations that can guide state and federal officials trying to make difficult policy and funding decisions and community college administrators trying to prioritize limited resources.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 1 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide provides basic information on bridge programs, including, including identification of various program models and how these programs increase access to better career paths.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 2 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide provides information on developing a bridge program, including how to design the program and curriculum, how to build employer relationships, an dhow to place students in jobs and college.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 3 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide providing information on budgeting and funding a bridge program.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 4 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide provides information on staffing, promoting, recruiting for, and marketing a bridge program.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 5 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide helps practitioners to evaluate and improve their bridge programs.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 6 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide describes statewide bridge program implementation efforts in Washington, Kentucky, Ohio, and Arkansas.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

Chapter 7 of the 125-page  "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide profiles successful bridge programs from across the country.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

The Foreword and Table of Contents for the 125-page "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

This 125-page guide provides concrete guidance on how to develop and implement "bridge programs," which help adult students improve their basic skills and succeed in college. The guide contains information and interactive worksheets that program developers and managers can use to help with program design, curriculum development, funding, implementation, and evaluation. Download the entire guide above or smaller sections.

2005
Program Guide/Curriculum

A glossary of definitions and the endnotes for the 125-page "Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults" program development guide.

2004
Research Report/Policy Brief

Too many Illinois families are not making ends meet despite working full time. This report examines Illinois' economic and workforce development systems, work supports programs, and workplace practices and offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for what can be done to ensure prosperity for all Illinois families.

2004
Research Report/Policy Brief

Too many Illinois families are not making ends meet despite working full time. This report examines Illinois' economic and workforce development systems, work supports programs, and workplace practices and offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for what can be done to ensure prosperity for all Illinois families.

2003
Research Report/Policy Brief

Illinois has been a national leader in providing state-funded financial aid for low-income students, but deep funding cuts have eroded access for many students, particularly for those with the greatest financial need. This report examines these issues and makes policy recommendations to address them.

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