Newport North End residents Dianne Ford (CU student) and Ellen Pinnock completed their first year of full time volunteer service this September through the national AmeriCorps VISTA program as part of the Newport Working Cities Collaborative.
News and Announcements
College Unbound (CU), an innovative institution located in Providence, Rhode Island, designed for low-income working adult students who want to earn their bachelor’s degrees, was the subject of a symposium convened by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Check out this article "5 Lessons from Cities on Reimagining College" from POLITICO, where CU is mentioned as "...a non-traditional way to earn a four-year degree that tailors its curriculum around adult students' life experiences."
Our case study is out! Thank you to the American Council on Education and all who participated in the year-long study for your insight and hard work.
CU student Shawndell Burney, Mayor Jorge Elorza and the nonprofit organization, The Institute for the Study & Practice of Non-Violence, along with barbers volunteered their time and facilitated the Back to School Cut-A-Thon!
Introducing Michelle Navarre Cleary! CU's new Associate Provost announced her arrival to CU in the Washington Post. We are so lucky to have her, welcome Michelle!
Check out CU student, Lynsea Montanari (acquiring her Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership & Change) on the cover of this month's issue of Providence Magazine! Read about the meaning behind the mural in the article linked below this post.
Congratulations to the President of CU, Dennis Littky for being selected as one of Providence Business News inaugural 25 Over 55 winners!
Check out this Forbes post from contributor Tom Vander Ark: "How To Fix Higher Education: Seven Keys", where CU is mentioned as "demonstrating the importance of flexibility, strong supports and recognizing prior learning in serving working adults..."
College Unbound named 2019 Drucker Institute Semi-Finalist for it's "New Dimension of Performance" in non-profit work. C.U. is one of 50 semi-finalists for $100,000 award; finalists to be named August 30, 2019.