Focus Areas

College & Career Pathways

  • Scaling and strengthening college and career pathways, programs of study, and work-based learning systems
  • Defining and implementing pathway competencies that articulate into postsecondary
  • Establishing a comprehensive and supportive state policy environment

Bridges to Postsecondary

  • Steering the scaling of Transitional Math and English Language Arts
  • Fostering dual credit partnerships
  • Building the information systems needed to inform youth of postsecondary choices, and for youth to communicate learning attainment

Data Impact & Leadership

  • Strengthening state- and community-level data capacity and systems
  • Delivering integrated data through tools for practitioners, policy-makers, and youth
  • Engaging with communities to utilize data to inform pathways and transitions into postsecondary

Our Approach

Statewide

We form and lead interagency and public-private collaborations that drive policy priorities, deepen public system integration, grow public and private financial support, and enable integrated data. We collaborate with national partners to ensure that innovation happening in Illinois is shared.

Community Networks

We form and lead interagency and public-private collaborations that drive policy priorities, deepen public system integration, grow public and private financial support, and enable integrated data. We collaborate with national partners to ensure that innovation happening in Illinois is shared.

Strategic Projects

We form and lead interagency and public-private collaborations that drive policy priorities, deepen public system integration, grow public and private financial support, and enable integrated data. We collaborate with national partners to ensure that innovation happening in Illinois is shared.

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