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SNAP Employment and Training: Overview of the Pennsylvania KEYS Program

The SNAP Employment and Training program helps SNAP participants gain skills and find work that moves them forward to self-sufficiency. During our recent Peer Learning Network discussion, we were joined by Butler County Community College and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, both located in Pennsylvania, to learn about their KEYS (Keystone Education Yields Success) Program.

Digital Equity: Supporting Digital Inclusion Efforts for Learners

Access to affordable broadband is a challenge for many rural communities. While this challenge has been known to many, the digital inequities for rural communities were amplified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During our Peer Learning Network discussion, we were able to collaborate with and learn from rural community college leaders about how they are supporting digital inclusion efforts for learners and students on their campus.

Why Community College Bachelor’s Degrees? Similarities and Differences Across Urban and Rural Settings

Community college bachelor’s degrees are making a difference for students in rural and urban communities.

Collaborating on Mental Health Practices at Rural Community Colleges

Throughout this Peer Learning Network discussion, we were able to collaborate with and learn from rural community college leaders about their institution’s mental health services, capacities, development, and implementation. The mental health services at rural community colleges vary from institution to institution. However, it is acknowledged that there is a growing need for mental health support and services for students, faculty, and staff.

A Three-Step Guide to Rural Community College-Workforce Partnerships

Social Finance shares their report findings of best practices for community college leaders looking to form cross-sector partnerships at their institutions. In “Improving Workforce Outcomes for Rural Community College Students: A how-to guide for rural community college workforce partnerships,” Social Finance sought to lay the groundwork for strong community college-workforce partnerships.

How Micro-Credentials Can Support Social Mobility in Rural Communities

In a rapidly changing economy, micro-credentialing has emerged as a time-saving and cost-effective method to help learners gain recognition for their skills. Digital Promise’s new research explores the impact of earning micro-credentials on the social mobility of rural learners, prioritizing those impacted by poverty, particularly Black, Latina/o, and Indigenous populations.
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