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Widen the Path is powered by a diverse group of partners fighting for a future where all of today’s students can succeed.


Widen the Path Partner Organizations:


Jobs for the Future

Kings Against Violence Initiative

LeadMN - College Students Connecting for Change
Louisiana Board of Regents

Muzzy Lane
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
National Skills Coalition
Oakland University

OnPoint Learning

Progressive Policy Institute

Propel America
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Petersburg College
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association

The Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice
The Graduate! Network

UPCEA, Leaders in Professional, Continuing and Online Education
Urban Alliance

Advance CTE

Advance Vermont

American Student Assistance

Association for Career and Technical Education
Center for First-generation Student Success, NASPA

College APP

College of Interdisciplinary and Continuing Studies- Morgan State University
College Unbound
Competency-Based Education Network
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Credential As You Go

Cue Career

Education Design Lab
Generation Patient
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Guild Education
Higher Learning Advocates
Institute for Higher Education Policy



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Widen the Path is a program of Higher learning advocates 

Higher Learning Advocates is a bipartisan non-profit organization that advocates for solutions to break down systemic barriers and support the success of today’s students in their pursuit of education and skills development beyond high school. We advance federal policies that create transparent pathways to success, incentivize innovation, protect students and taxpayers, and improve student outcomes.

While more students are participating in higher education than ever before, there is a vast and growing disconnect between federal policy and the needs of today’s students, employers, and communities. Most federal policies and funding models were designed to meet the needs of the students and employers of the 1970s. Yet, today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students—in age, race, and income level—and many have work and family responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom. They deserve updated policies to better support their needs.

We are committed to the change needed to support the needs and success of today’s students, and are advocating for policies that support a postsecondary system that is student-centered, outcomes-based, and focused on ensuring all of today’s students can access and succeed.

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