Designate. Elevate.Support.

Talent Hubs are building local capacity to drive shared success across the nation.

The Talent Hub designation indicates that a community has shown the capacity and capability to significantly increase the number of residents with college degrees, certificates, or other credentials beyond a high school diploma. To date, 26 U.S. communities stand out for their efforts to ensure that residents of all backgrounds receive education and training after high school.

Talent Hubs, in partnership with CivicLab, is committed to elevating and supporting current Talent Hubs communities, while continuing to designate new communities as centers of innovation and excellence.

We connect learning to theplaces we call home.

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We support change from within – connecting local community leaders with technical assistance and funding partners across the nation.

Technical Assistance Partners

  • Jobs for the Future
  • Burning Glass
  • Hattaway Communications
  • The National Equity Project

Funding Partners

  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation
  • Ascendium Education Group

Rural Learning Systems.

Capacity-building for rural collaboratives to improve higher education and workforce outcomes.

CivicLab, in partnership with Ascendium Education Group, are accepting applications for a new rural capacity-building initiative. Partnerships that bring together the public, private, and social sectors to improve system-level higher education and workforce outcomes in rural regions can apply to join this systems-building cohort.

Awarded partnerships will receive direct financial support, capacity-building training, and unique technical assistance to accelerate collaborative work plans.  To learn more, register for the informational webinar, or access application materials, visit the project site here:

Let’s improve the human condition together.

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