Completion With a Purpose Blog

Strada Education-Supported Scholarship Recipient Helps Launch UNCF Campaign

At a recent UNCF Indianapolis reception to launch its annual fundraising campaign, it was a Strada Education NetworkSM-supported UNCF scholarship recipient whose inspirational story set the tone for the campaign for the more than 125 supporters of the local organization in attendance. UNCF/Strada Education Scholar Diona Richardson spoke about the importance of making informed choices in selecting an…

Celebrating a Center of Hope for African-American Youth

In the mid-’70s, Indianapolis community leaders cited a number of reasons why African-American youth were failing to graduate from high school, not entering college, and falling short in career achievement. The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) answered the call to develop meaningful experiences to promote education and careers to students and their parents. Forty years and thousands of success stories…

Three Reasons to Mentor for College & Career Success

Mentoring helps students and professionals establish and navigate the education and career pathways that are so critical in college Completion With a Purpose®. So it’s no surprise that mentoring is a key component of several initiatives that USA Funds® supports. I personally have been involved in mentoring — first as a mentee and then as a mentor…

Workplace- and College-Ready: JAG Class of 2015

The results are in, and they show that Jobs for America’s Graduates is successfully guiding at-risk students to work and postsecondary training. A 12-month follow-up look at the JAG class of 2015 nationwide shows the strongest results in the organization’s more than 30 years of serving at-risk and disadvantaged students. Nearly all participants graduated from high school, and pursued college…