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Letter from the Director: The big wins

Talent Dividend Network is taking a summer hiatus. But first, in honor of graduation season, we reflect on and celebrate the progress we've made and successes we've accomplished as a network this year.

Q&A: Jim Applegate, Lumina Foundation

"At the end of the day, cities must work," says Jim Applegate, VP of Strategic Impact for the Lumina Foundation. A conversation about equity, data, and the city as a lab of innovation for educational attainment.

Time to align: A #talentdividend live chat

Join us for a live chat on Thursday, May 30 led by Karen Elzey, Director of Skills for America's Future at the Aspen Institute. We'll talk about strategies for aligning employers and education providers and all that entails: data sharing, the skills gap, and building challenging partnerships.
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Memphis, TN

The city of Memphis and its surrounding area -- with a population of over 1.3 million people -- needs to increase its number of college graduates by just over 8,000 in order to boost its college attainment rate from 23.7% to 24.7%, a feat that would bring an additional $1 billion to the region. 

Community leaders, local businesses, and non-profit organizations have been working hard to make this goal a reality, and in March 2012, Leadership Memphis, the Plough Foundation, and the Memphis Public Library announced a $1.7 million grant to create a resource center called Graduate Memphis, aiming to give Memphis-area residents the support they need to earn the two-year or four-year college degree.