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Today’s Problem

According to Georgetown University’s 2020 Job Recovery report, 55 million jobs will become available by 2020, and America has not produced enough skilled, trained or talented work force to secure these jobs. In fact America is falling short. There are slightly over 5 million in the workforce that are prepared to secure these jobs.

31 million baby boomers are retiring and aging out, 24 million are newly created jobs, many centered around technology.
Students from low-income communities—the vast majority of whom are students of color—face enormous systemic barriers to complete high school, as well as attend and complete college. As a result, there is a consistent college degree divide that perpetuates inequality in our country. In a time when postsecondary credentials are essential to access economic opportunity, the degree divide is one of our nation’s greatest injustices.
Just 22% of students in low-income communities graduate from college. A college degree impacts earning potential and access to life opportunities. We don’t have the talent that we need to fuel a growing workforce and the diverse leadership that we need to thrive as a country.

The NCRF Solution

NCRF has created programs and initiatives to provide guidance, resources, information and pipelines to empower students toward positive post-secondary pursuits, and particularly in the job growth areas, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering , Art/Agriculture/Aviation/Aerospace and Math), Healthcare and Community Services. To support these initiatives, NCRF has developed programs to help close the gap in academic achievement, workforce, and economic disparities.

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