About Strada Education Network
Strada Education Network℠, formerly USA Funds®, is a new kind of nonprofit organization that takes a fresh approach to addressing — and solving — critical higher education and workforce challenges. We advance our guiding principle, Completion With a Purpose®, through a unique combination of strategic philanthropy, research and insights, and innovative solutions to improve the college-to-career connection. We work to bridge the huge disconnect that now exists between the skills and competencies that graduates take with them into the job market and the needs of employers, a skills gap that threatens the future of our nation’s economic growth and prosperity. Strada Education works to ensure all students have the tools and resources they need to successfully compete in today’s global workforce. Strada Education Network is building on the 56-year legacy of USA Funds — which helped more than 22 million students and parents pay for college.
- We are one of the nation’s leaders in supporting philanthropic initiatives that improve the connection between college — and other postsecondary education and training — and careers.
- We support a growing network of mission-driven companies that offer innovative solutions to improve student outcomes in higher education and facilitate successful career transitions.
- We sponsor research that offers insights to inform higher education and workforce development policies and practices. For example, our groundbreaking partnership with Gallup will deliver a stream of survey research results, offering the perspectives of hundreds of thousands of higher education consumers.