Southern Illinois University’s East St. Louis Center is creating a program that will prepare students to succeed through high school and postsecondary education, ready to enter high-demand career fields. Read about how they’re doing it.
According to a survey covering Eighth Federal Reserve District states, generational poverty is the issue having the greatest negative impact on low- and moderate-income people in metropolitan areas, while job availability is the No. 1 issue in rural areas.
The benefits of a college diploma are many, including higher pay, lower unemployment, maybe even better health. Yet many high school graduates still do not pursue a college degree. This article examines several key reasons why more people aren’t making this investment in themselves.