Commitment to Action

Urban Initiative for Adult Education Career Pathways

Commitment by

Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The Houston Center for Literacy, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in partnership with researchers at Pennsylvania State University, will develop new foundational tools and collaborative approaches that support the implementation of effective adult career pathways across diverse adult education systems in large urban areas. The partners will develop an online communications platform for literacy and workforce practitioners in the three cities that provides relevant resources, such as curriculum, program models, and implementation guides, and evidence-based research findings, and they will engage national advisory partners and local practitioners to help identify and promote promising urban practices through the website. The goal is to use the platform to build the capacity of 30 local literacy organizations to adopt, replicate, and further refine effective, career-oriented adult education strategies in a way that can be evaluated with research validity and scaled across urban areas nationally.

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Commitment

Urban Initiative for Adult Education Career Pathways

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$190,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Pennsylvania State University, Houston Center for Literacy