INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lumina Foundation and several other leading organizations today announce they have joined forces to launch a national social network called MoveED for Goal 2025. The new network is focused on building a collaborative platform with thousands of partners to make attainment beyond high school America’s cause – especially for 21st Century Students which include: low-income students, students of color, first generation students and adult learners.
At the outset, MoveED is a digital platform that uses data visualization to map and network all of the organizations working to achieve Goal 2025, which is the drive to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. In addition to Lumina Foundation, other initial MoveED partners include: America’s Promise Alliance, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), Southern California College Access Network, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Student African American Brotherhood, First Generation Film, Welcome to College and many more.
“Attainment beyond high school is trending in the right direction across much of America, but we continue to lag far behind where we need to be, and that’s especially true when it comes to underserved populations,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation. “A variety of groups are working to address this issue, but no one has attempted to network everyone until now. MoveED for Goal 2025 intends to harness the drive that resides in every attainment organization, so that we can work more efficiently as one team in creating a force for change that makes Goal 2025 a reality for the country.”
The MoveED for Goal 2025 platform allows organizations to showcase their work to a broader audience and connect with other thought leaders. Organizations can also access best thinking, tools and resources to improve their outcomes. Initially, MoveED is for organizations, but later in 2014, MoveED will also be opened up to individuals interested in helping to move the attainment needle and reach Goal 2025.
Organizations interested in becoming part of MoveED for Goal 2025 can go to www.moveed.org to learn more about the social network and how to get involved. Webinars will also be held in the coming weeks to educate organizational leaders on the benefits of joining with the MoveED network.
“There are so many organizations across America working hard to increase attainment in their specific communities, but there’s never been a platform like MoveED that could bring us together to collaborate on reaching Goal 2025,” said Brandy Johnson, executive director of MCAN. “We are only getting started, but I’m excited about the potential MoveED holds to mobilize us all into a powerful force for change.”
MoveED for Goal 2025 will be introduced by Merisotis at the America’s Promise Alliance GradNation Summit in Washington, DC next week.
About MoveED for Goal 2025: MoveED for Goal 2025 is a collaborative platform of partners committed to making attainment beyond high school America’s cause – especially for low-income students, students of color, first generation students and adult learners. Goal 2025 is the drive to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates, and other credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. For more information about MoveED for Goal 2025, go to www.moveed.org
About Lumina Foundation: Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025. For more information, log on to www.luminafoundation.org