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Braven Doubles Down to Help Students, Alums Build Social Capital Despite Pandemic

Aimée Eubanks Davis, founder and CEO of Braven—a Strada grantee that helps low-income students develop the skills and the relationships they need to get a good first job out of college—says low-income, first-generation, and minority students who often are underrepresented on campus and under-employed in their first jobs, also are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic as their studies and lives are disrupted.

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5 Ways Higher Education Can Better Serve Latino Students

While recent data from Strada Education Network’s Public Viewpoint: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey shows Latinos are more likely than white, black, or Asian Americans to have lost income or working hours due to the pandemic, they also are more open to embracing education as a potential solution. That data point is no surprise to Deborah Santiago, co-founder and CEO of Excelencia in Education, a Strada grantee.

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Strada Launches New Podcast, Lessons Earned

To reach a growing number of collaborators working to transform the education and workforce ecosystem, Strada Education Network launched a new podcast today. Lessons Earned: Putting Education to Work explores …

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Does your resume leave out your most hirable traits?

Soft skills are at a premium in today’s job market. In a 2013 survey, nearly 44 percent of senior executives reported that candidates’ lack of soft skills, such as communication and critical thinking, made it difficult to fill jobs. But many workers are already developing these skills every day. Here are some ways to call attention to those skills.

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