The catch-22 of career-connected learning

When the Catalyze Challenge launched more than a year ago, the idea was to eschew isolated grants and create an “innovation engine” for funding and refining new learning models that help more students move from education to career. A big goal was to identify gaps in what was already out there.

Common Group CEO, George Vinton, discusses the challenges of gathering buy-in from both employers and students in an interview with Paul Fain.

Read the full interview in Work Shift

25 Organizations Win Career-Connected Learning Awards

The Catalyze Challenge is a promising and active joint venture with some pretty big names – non-profit American Student Assistance (ASA), Arnold Ventures, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, Charter School Growth Fund, the Joyce Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The venture – the Challenge – has parted with $10 million in funding so far to support education innovations, including their most recent round of more than $5 million to 25 organizations and initiatives nationwide.

Read the press release in Forbes

Press Release: Catalyze Challenge Awards Over $5 Million to Innovative and Equitable Solutions that Bridge the Gap between Classroom and Career

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 13th

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SAN FRANCISCO, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 – Read the full press release here.