College Unbound has been thrilled to be a member campus of Imagining America for the past several years. Our organizations are intimately intertwined– IA Co-Director Tim Eatman has sat on College Unbound’s founding advisory board and Adam Bush was director of IA’s PAGE program and now sits on its National Advisory Board. But, beyond personnel, […]
College Unbound student Melissa DaRosa was featured in today’s Providence Journal for her work with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, through which she organized a block party for Pawtucket residents. The event was organized in the wake of the tragic death of a ten-year-old girl and was well-received in the community. […]
You don’t often hear about the challenges that Native Americans face when going through college. This young Native American woman sheds some light on a situation that many of us don’t realize exits. At CU, we’re working with the Native population, and hope to change this way of thinking! Read the article.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]