2016 News Archives


Legislator Seeks New Way to Evaluate Students

December 30, 2016

A Democratic state senator says New Mexico needs to take a fresh look at the way it measures student achievement – a key component of teacher evaluations, as well as school and district grades.

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ECMC Foundation Staff Delivers School Supplies, Brings Holiday Cheer to School on Wheels

December 22, 2016

For the second year in a row, ECMC Foundation staff personally delivered school supplies to School of Wheels, Inc., a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides academic support to K-12 homeless youth.

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More Students from Underserved High Schools Go to College with Help from CAC Advisors

December 16, 2016

"I believe in you." These are the four most important words for high school students and their college advisors to hear, founder and CEO of College Advising Corps (CAC) Dr. Nicole Hurd said at the organization's 10th annual summit last week in Washington, D.C.

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CMSI Awarded $745,000 for "MSI Aspiring Leaders"

December 14, 2016

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) announced today that it has been awarded over $745,000 in grants from ECMC Foundation and the Kresge Foundation to host a new program called "MSI Aspiring Leaders."

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Now Accepting Applications: Community College Roadtrip

December 9, 2016

Are you a prospective, current or recently graduated community college student?

Apply now for the opportunity to join a FREE four-week adventure across the country to explore how you can leverage your community college experience to pursue your career goals!

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Career Tech Credentials in Health Care Can Lead to High Wage Returns According to PPIC Study Funded by ECMC Foundation

December 9, 2016

There's good news for students in health care training programs: according to new studies released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), those who obtain career technical education (CTE) credentials in health care occupations increase their earnings by 50 percent, on average.

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PowHERful Foundation Summit at Dodger Stadium

December 8, 2016

On Monday, Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond announced that the PowHERful Foundation's 2016 LA 'PowHERful Summit', in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), will be coming to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, giving young women in the Los Angeles area opportunities to experience the inspiring and motivational series that has toured the country.

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Mindful Grantmaking for Effective Results

December 6, 2016

On September 26, the ballroom in the Chicago Marriott hotel buzzed with an energy not typical of most Monday mornings. Exponent Philanthropy CEO Henry Berman's opening remarks at the plenary brunch set the tone for the rest of the National Conference.

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ECMC Foundation Invests in Online College Access and Success Training

December 5, 2016

On Nov. 1, with the support of a two-year, $400,000 grant from ECMC Foundation, NCAN began expanding its e-learning program, Fundamentals for College Access & Success Providers.

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Starting From Scratch: A Look at ECMC's Impressive New Employee Volunteer Program

November 22, 2016

Two years ago, ECMC Group didn't have an employee-sponsored volunteer program. Now, they not only have a robust volunteer program, but offer extensive giving opportunities as well.

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How Much Would College Tuition Cost States?

October 10, 2016

This ECMC Foundation funded report by the Campaign for College Tuition has answers.

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ECMC Group Response to The Century Foundation Article

September 29, 2016

In response to a report by The Century Foundation, ECMC Group released the following statement:

While ECMC Group fully cooperated with the authors of the latest The Century Foundation report and provided them with extensive information, they portrayed what we believe is an unbalanced and erroneous view of our organization.

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ECMC Foundation Contributes $20,000 to Louisiana Flood Relief Effort

September 3, 2016

ECMC Foundation announced it has donated $20,000 to help National Guard soldiers impacted by the recent floods in south Louisiana.

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ECMC Group President and CEO Dave Hawn to Assume New Role as CEO of Urban Ventures Effective Sept. 1

August 10, 2016

ECMC Group announced today that Dave Hawn, president and CEO, will leave the organization to assume a new role as CEO of Urban Ventures, effective Sept. 1.

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Inside Higher Ed Article by Paul Fain

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

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Zenith Education Group Board of Directors Appoints Peter J. Taylor President and CEO of Zenith; ECMC Group Announces $250 Million Contribution to ECMC Foundation to Help Support Zenith Initiatives to Pomote Student Success

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit affiliate of ECMC Group, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Peter J. Taylor as president and chief executive officer of Zenith Education Group (Zenith) effective Aug. 1. The ECMC Group Board of Directors also announced a $250 million contribution to ECMC Foundation to support Zenith grants and initiatives geared toward promoting student success.

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For Bilingual Hispanic Families, New College Search Tools Shine A Light On Financial Aid

June 13, 2016

Now in Spanish, the "Kayak.com" of financial aid enables seamless comparison of personalized tuition estimates, Obama College Scorecard Data across 5,600 U.S. colleges and universities.

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UNM College of Education's TECLA Project Aims to Improve Bilingual Education

April 15, 2016

New Mexico is a state that is linguistically diverse and rich in culture. On the surface, that sounds great, but from an educational standpoint, it presents challenges across the board.

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Press Release: New JFF Initiative, Accelerating CTE, Receives $950,000 Grant to Improve Completion in CTE Pathways

April 2016

Jobs for the Future is pleased to announce a $950,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation for Accelerating CTE, a new initiative to improve persistence and completion in career and technical pathways at four community colleges in Kansas and Kentucky.

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Seven Pilot Programs Will Transform Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians into College Graduates

March 23, 2016

An unprecedented collaboration among nine state and national foundations today announced seven grants awarded to support college education for currently and formerly incarcerated Californians enrolled in California Community Colleges and the California State University.

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