Refining programs that work for the needs of our community—without sacrificing the quality of our education—hasn’t been easy or simple.

The Lasting Effects of Programs like Accelerating Opportunity on Postsecondary Education

Published jun. 14, 2018

This Washington Post piece touches on the positive effects of Accelerating Opportunity Kansas, a program that draws from JFF's Accelerating Opportunity Initiative to provide career pathways for adult learners.

Written by Ken Trzaska, president of Steward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas, the piece explores how rural communities need to feel that an education will actually "improve their lives in a tangible way." In order to accomplish this, community colleges must connect even further with their communities.