The Challenge: According to the Lumina Foundation, by 2025, 65 percent of jobs will require college, certifications or industry-recognized credentials. But fewer than 40 percent of Americans are educated beyond high school.
One Solution: A coordinated approach among various sectors of the community (education, civic and business sectors) to align resources and efforts to improve or impact education and workforce preparation.
The Answer: Bridging Richmond
Every person in our region will have the education and talent necessary to sustain productive lifestyles.
Bridging Richmond engages its regional partners from the education, business, government, civic, and philanthropic communities to:
- Facilitate community vision and agenda for college- and career-readiness;
- Establish shared measurement and advance evidence-based decision making;
- Align and coordinate strategic action; and
- Mobilize resources and community commitment for sustainable change.