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Investing in Community College Students’ Advancement along a Career Pathway

Please join the Urban Institute for the final installment of our community college event series, focused on investing in community college students’ advancement along a career pathway. Career pathways are designed to help community college students take increasingly more advanced steps in their education and career to find employment that offers family-sustaining wages. However, more knowledge is needed to determine what strategies work to support advancement beyond an initial step on a career pathway. This panel will explore how community colleges are supporting advancement in education and the workforce through career pathways programs.



  • Julian Alssid, Vice President, Workforce Development, Community College of Rhode Island
  • Mildred Coyne, Senior Vice President, Workforce Education and Innovation, Broward College
  • Anne M. Kress, President, Monroe Community College
  • Jennie Sparandara, Head of Global Workforce Initiatives Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Shayne Spaulding, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Julie Strawn, Principal Associate, Abt Associates
  • Johan E. Uvin, President, Institute for Educational Leadership (moderator)


Registration and light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. Please contact [email protected] with questions regarding this event.

This event is part of the Building Community Colleges for the Future event series, hosted by the Urban Institute and supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The series aims to highlight the evidence and lessons learned from community college initiatives and research to support community colleges, government, funders, and other stakeholders in the next stage of reform and innovation at community colleges.

Support for this event is provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to

Date & Time Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Urban Institute 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington , DC , 20024
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  • Senior Fellow
    Managing Director, CTE CoLab