Getting 16.4 million people better post-secondary education? Lumina Foundation has a plan for that.


Lumina Foundation is working to make quality
post-secondary learning available for everyone across the US. And in order to do that, we are employing
a number of different strategies. We provide grants. We do work to shape policy at the federal
and state levels. And we have an impact investing strategy. And through our Lumina Impact Ventures Program,
we make investments in ventures that we think can be critical partners for us on this mission. So when it comes to looking at an investment
opportunity, there are few things to keep in mind. The first is we want to identify those entrepreneurs
that have some good product/market fit traction. So do they have some demonstrated ability
to actually address a key problem or a pain point for a customer, and are there some indicators
that their product or solution is really working well? The second thing that we’re looking for is
the ability to scale. And this is where this idea of capital intensity
comes in. How lightweight is your solution? How many resources do you have to put into
your solution to make it scale and work? Lumina Foundation is working to help 16.4
million new individuals get a quality credential by the year 2025. To reach that goal, we want to partner with
entrepreneurs that are reaching tens and hundreds of thousands of new students and helping them
on those pathways to a credential. So often this means that we’re looking for
technology-enabled products and services or technology platforms that have some sort of
lightweight way of scaling to reach more people. And finally, we want to ensure that there
is a strong mission alignment between what you’re doing as a company in the world and
what we are trying to do at Lumina Foundation. Are there ways that we can be a strong value-add
partner for you? Can we add expertise as a foundation that
helps really drive your mission as a company? And how can we work together to ensure that
we’re making quality post-secondary learning available for everyone in this country?

12 thoughts on “Getting 16.4 million people better post-secondary education? Lumina Foundation has a plan for that.”

  1. F yes, do this! We need more educated people, it's a great way to solve unemployment 😊

  2. All pointless when the students are not properly raise, or have a positive social environment around them. Why do you clowns fixate on things that are not solution to anything before you fix real problems? If children were properly parented, prepared and society had assurance waiting for them based on actions done in school then none of this would even be an issue. Yet you want to fixate on it, spend money on it, spend energy on it, even though it is just a symptom? No wonder our societies are degrading if these clowns are our experts.

  3. STEM degrees are probably the only ones worth pursuing and investing in, and they're probably the only ones that you cannot achieve expertise by studying independently/online.

    The rest is what you would do if you have loads of money to spend to just expand your intellectual horizon…

    However, whatever career path you choose to go, if your work results are amongst the top quality, I think the money will follow.

  4. Best way to improve the lives of millions? Get the government out of our lives. When Uncle Sam gets involved, it always ends badly.

  5. better? take feminist/socialistic idealisms out of the curriculum and stick with useful STEM related programs – and stop pushing 'loan' related narratives

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