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Want to Offer a Student Loan Repayment Benefit? New E-book Provides Roadmap

In a tight labor market, offering the right benefits can make all the difference in hiring and retaining the best talent. More and more job seekers, especially in-demand candidates with advanced degrees, are looking for benefits like Student Loan Repayment Assistance (SLRA), where employers help pay down their employees’ st...

Legal Aid Program Expands Partnership With Technical Colleges to Connect Students, Community Members to Free Legal Help

As the fall semester starts, students and community members will have increased access to free legal help through Lawyers for Learners, a legal aid program that recently expanded its partnership with technical colleges across the state, bringing the total to nine.

Lawyers for Learners was founded in 2019 by staff at Ascen...

Ascendium Partners with Stride Funding to Support Income Share Agreements for University Students Across the US

$10 million Facility Increases Access to Affordable Funding for Students of All Financial Backgrounds Through Outcomes-Driven Underwriting

Stride Funding Inc. (Stride Funding or Stride) announced its partnership with Ascendium Education Group, Inc. (Ascendium) to increase financial support for students pursuing degree prog...

Expanded Programming from Operation Fresh Start Prepares Dane County Youth for Careers in Construction and Conservation

Madison, WI—The COVID-19 health crisis profoundly changed our local economies. This has been especially harmful to young people disconnected from work and school looking for career-track employment. Thankfully, Operation Fresh Start (OFS) is prepared to lend a helping hand. The Madison-area nonprofit, which celebrates its 5...

Madison-Area Nonprofit JustDane to Develop Hospitality Management Training Program for Residents Impacted by Incarceration

Madison, WI—As our local and national economies recover from a challenging 2020, at least one population is still being left behind. According to the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, nearly 1 in 3 people in the U.S. has a criminal record, and a report from the Ford Foundation indicates that lifetim...

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