Community colleges are a vital actor in the US workforce system. They provide education and training to nearly 12 million students every year, with many programs designed to support educational and workforce success. The Urban Institute conducts research that provides community college leaders, government officials, funders, and other stakeholders with information to support innovation at community colleges. This body of work contains research briefs and reports, panels and events, and interactive webpages that highlight promising programs, consider trends over time, and most importantly, consolidate resources for those in the field looking to promote systems change and develop their programs to better meet the needs of their students.
Students with lived experience in addiction and recovery became New York State Certified Recovery Peer Advocates.
Community colleges and their students have a shared interest in accelerated learning.
To connect more students to employment, college administrators need to act quickly and creatively.