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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices Jobs for the FutureĀ 
Jobs for the Future 
Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national non-profit that works to ensure educational and economic opportunity for all. JFF develops innovative career pathways, educational resources, and public policies that increase college readiness and career success, and builds a more highly skilled workforce.

Project Description 
The Research Collaborative will support new and innovative basic exploratory research on student-centered learning principles to catalyze development and build coherence within the field, continue to build the evidence base of good implementation, and develop approaches that help practitioners and policymakers apply student-centered learning research in their unique settings. The Students At The Center Hub will serve as the curator, communicator, and sense-maker of work done by Collaborative members and other student-centered learning research.
 
7/27/2017 $1,374,000 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national non-profit that works to ensure educational and economic opportunity for all. JFF develops innovative career pathways, educational resources, and public policies that increase college readiness and career success, and builds a more highly skilled workforce.

Project Description
This grant will support Jobs for the Future as they coordinate and drive a set of activities that continues to position the Students at the Center Hub as a long-term resource for the field, specifically targeting and meeting the needs of the most frequent users.
3/27/2017 $350,000 Boston MA
Build Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future is a national non-profit that works to ensure educational and economic opportunity for all. They develop innovative career pathways, educational resources, and public policies that increase college readiness and career success, and build a more highly skilled workforce.

Program Description 
The Research Collaborative will support new and innovative basic exploratory research on student-centered learning principles for all students to catalyze development and build coherence within the field, to continue building the evidence base of good implementation, and to develop approaches that help practitioners and policymakers apply student-centered learning research in their unique settings.
8/2/2016 $970,000 Boston MA
Build Public Understanding & Demand Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future is a national nonprofit that works to ensure educational and economic opportunity for all. They develop innovative career pathways, educational resources, and public policies that increase college readiness and career success, and build a more highly skilled workforce.

Program Description 
This grant will support Jobs for the Future as it continues to manage a community of active users, provide fresh content via curation and creation, and deepen the communications use and value of the Students at the Center Hub, solidifying it as a long-term resource for the field.  
5/9/2016 $498,685 Boston MA
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Council of Chief State School Officers
Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide, nonpartisan, and nonprofit membership organization—the only one of its kind representing the top education leaders across the nation.

Project Description
Supported by Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Center for Innovation in Education (CIE), and Jobs for the Future (JFF), New England states and others are actively engaged in redesigning education systems to support student-centered learning and seek to support the development of leadership competencies to advance student-centered learning.
12/21/2015 $74,434 Washington DC
Develop Effective Systems Designs Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future is a national nonprofit that works to ensure educational and economic opportunity for all. They develop innovative career pathways, educational resources, and public policies that increase college readiness and career success, and build a more highly skilled workforce.

Program Description
This grant will support the Jobs for the Future’s Support Deeper Learning Forum.
10/7/2015 $27,988 Boston MA
Build Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future (JFF) began as a regional nonprofit working with a few states to assess their workforce needs—helping employers find skilled workers, and helping workers move into higher-wage jobs. Today, they work to expand the college, career, and life prospects of low-income youth and adults across 25 states.

Project Description
Over the next 12 months, JFF will lay the groundwork for and launch the collaborative—a network of researchers from a range of disciplines, as well as leading policymakers and practitioners. The members will engage in joint problem- and hypotheses-definition activities designed to encourage network members to pursue important avenues of research that answer key questions emerging from the field.
5/28/2015 $810,000 Boston MA
Public Understanding & Demand Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future began as a regional nonprofit working with a few states to assess their workforce needs—helping employers find skilled workers, and helping workers move into higher-wage jobs. Today, they work to expand the college, career, and life prospects of low-income youth and adults across 25 states.

Project Description
Over the next year, Jobs for the Future, with the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and partners, will coordinate and drive a set of activities that positions the Students at the Center Hub as a long-term resource for the field. JFF’s work as the Hub manager will ensure the Hub’s success as an anchor, incubator, and communications site.
3/12/2015 $700,000.00 Boston MA
Research & Development Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future began as a regional nonprofit working with a few states to assess their workforce needs—helping employers find skilled workers, and helping workers move into higher-wage jobs. Today, they work to expand the college, career, and life prospects of low-income youth and adults across 25 states. 

Project Description
Jobs for the Future (JFF) will further develop the evidence-based framework, conditions, and competencies necessary for high-quality, sustained implementation; including deepening the understanding of competency-based education, a critical and growing areas of interest within the overall Students at the Center framework. In addition, JFF will continue to build on the growing knowledge base on student-centered approaches and explore ways it can have the most impact on the field. Through this work, JFF will address the questions and concerns of school practitioners, students and parents, and policy makers, helping them take ownership of the student-centered approaches movement as it evolves. 
8/20/2014 $300,000 Boston MA
Research & Development Jobs for the Future

Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future began as a regional nonprofit working with a few states to assess their workforce needs—helping employers find skilled workers, and helping workers move into higher-wage jobs. Today, they work to expand the college, career, and life prospects of low-income youth and adults across 25 states.

Project Description

This grant will support Jobs for the Future in creating a “Making the Case Hub.” This virtual hub will bring together practitioner, research, and policy-based activities. The Hub will be designed to be a highly interactive, community-driven platform with a primary purpose of supporting and empowering those who are advocating for, designing, developing, and implementing student-centered approaches to learning across New England. The Hub will integrate knowledge and resources across research, practice, policy, and public engagement.

5/29/2014 $721,500 Boston MA