Commitment to Action

The Career Pathways Project

Commitment by

The Arkansas Association of Two-year Colleges, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

In 2005, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Association of Two-year Colleges committed to helping people transition off welfare and into the workforce through education and support. The groups secured funding and established the Career Pathways Project in 2006 to further their commitment. In 2008, the Career Pathways Project had served over 8,000 people and had an additional 5,000 individuals currently engaged in the program. Working with the Department of Human services, the Career Pathways Project identifies people in the poorest areas of Arkansas and directs funding toward area colleges to provide support services and tuition scholarships aimed at enabling citizens to enter into a career pathway. The project has a 90% success rate as defined by students either completing a degree or certificate or re-enrolling in college the next semester.

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Commitment

The Career Pathways Project

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

8 Years

Estimated Total Value

$30,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

The Arkansas Association of Two-year Colleges, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Southern Good Faith Fund