Reimagining College and Career Transitions under COVID-19Download
The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic recession magnify the visibility and consequences of the longstanding disconnect between a high school education and postsecondary and career opportunities. The United States has never had a system that helps all (or even most) students bridge the gap between high school graduation and further learning and employment. There is an urgent need to improve supports for postsecondary transitions over the next two to three years. This paper aims to expand ways to leverage philanthropy’s collective networks, knowledge, and experience to address the immediate crisis and lay the groundwork for a system of transitions from high school to postsecondary education and careers for millions of young Americans.