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Celebrating Five Years of Impact and our Third Graduating Cohort

May 31st was quite a day for College Unbound. The excitement began with a convening-style brunch, where CU celebrated five years of opening doors for full-time working adults to pursue ...


Lumina Partners with College Unbound to Sponsor a $10,000 Challenge

College Unbound held a convening on Saturday to celebrate 5 years of impact. Kiko Suarez, Vice President of Innovation for the Lumina Foundation, joined us to announce a $10,000 challenge. ...

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Employers, let us host an information session at your work site!

Employers, learn how College Unbound can help your employees obtain that degree, and benefit your organization! CU collaborates with businesses for several reasons. To name a few… Both employers and ...


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Tune in weekly to see what’s on the minds of CU staff and friends.

  Here is our debut blog post….stay tuned for upcoming weekly additions! ...

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A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students

Students at Lehigh University are spending the summer spearheading their own innovative research projects- from building aquaponic farms to redesigning prosthetic hands. They are “combining elements that scholars of education have advocated for years — research, work experience and independent, long-form projects.” What’s equally amazing is that these students are not receiving credit for participating […]

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We all have individual learning styles and preferences. There is no one way to learn!

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Serving Military Students with College Credit for Heros

What makes a person qualified-  a particular number of credits, or the actual experience and ability that individuals posses? Consider this: our country’s service men and women are working in war zones outside of the country as surgical technicians. When they return home, however, they cannot take our country’s national surgical technology certification exam until […]

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On Youth Unemployment, It’s time for Business to Lead

At CU, we emphasize the importance of workplace learning to build the necessary skills that employers demand. This article gives a great explanation of why this is so important- for both short term and long term success of individuals, as well as the entire economy. Read the article.

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World Market, Friday Nights!

Looking for some Friday night fun? The Sankofa World Market will be held on Fridays, now through October 31st.  3-7pm on the corner of Dexter and Sprague. There will be food, music, art and goods from around the world. Visit on July 18th at 5pm for a spoken word performance sponsored by College Unbound!  See […]

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Breaking with Tradition

This young woman’s story is a good example of why the federal student loan system needs to be revised. Also included are specific ways the system could be improved. Read the article.

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“Go College!” Documentary Calls to Low-income, Immigrant Students

Check out the Wells Fargo/First Generation Films award-winning documentary, “Go College!” It follows four first generation college students, as they set out to become college graduates and rise out of poverty.

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Earn 3 FREE College Credits with the Gateway Course!

The Gateway Course is funded by the RI Office of Higher Education. It is FREE to participate and FREE to earn 3 credits. The course will run for 12 weeks, from August 11 through October 27. Deadline to apply is July 15. The Gateway Course is a great way to jump start your return to […]

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Challenge Deadline is Approaching!

The $10,000 College Unbound- Lumina Foundation Challenge deadline is July 15! If you haven’t submitted your idea on how to design quality education for adult learners, visit this link. The first place prize is guaranteed $5,000! The challenge: Design a higher education innovation that integrates the tenets of the College Unbound curriculum and the online learning […]

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Turning Financial Aid and Admissions Staffs into an Enrollment Team

The college enrollment process can be hectic. This is why we provide personalized, on the ground support for students at every step- from inquiry to enrollment. This article describes another way colleges can ease the process. Ohio Northern University is cross-training its financial aid and admissions counselors in order to create a more efficient process. […]

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