ECMC Foundation Grant

With the support of the ECMC Foundation Grant, the CCBA set the standard for community college baccalaureate (CCB) degree development and implementation by partnering with a nationally-renowned team of researchers, including Dr. Debra Bragg of Bragg and Associates to:

1.) Identify all CCB degree programs in the United States to create a national CCB program inventory.

2.) Collect promising practices that are linked to high-quality CCB degree programs, and

3.) Disseminate and promote current information on CCB degrees to help scale-up high-quality programs and practices.

Projects with a Purpose

These projects will help facilitate the development and expansion of high-quality and high-value community college baccalaureate degrees across the nation by sharing broadly established programs and best practices.

“We are excited about the opportunity CCB degrees hold for individuals pursuing career advancement after earning sub-baccalaureate career and technical education credentials and employers seeking a prepared and diverse workforce,” shared Jennifer Zeisler, senior program director of Career Readiness at ECMC Foundation. “The CCBA team is well-positioned to build awareness of CCB degrees and provide guidance to state leaders and college administrations during this time of fast growth.”

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis.

ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential.

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ECMC Foundation Grant Updates

WEBINAR SERIES: CCBA Partners with ECMC Foundation to Promote Baccalaureate Pathways to Create a More Equitable Future - July 2021

Join CCBA Chair Mike Hansen, President Dr. Angela Kersenbrock; Dr. Debra Bragg, President, Bragg & Associates, Inc.; and Rosario Torres, Program Officer for Career Readiness at ECMC Foundation, Wednesday, July 14 at 2 pm to learn how these projects will facilitate the development and expansion of high-value CCB degrees across the nation.

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