The 95 finalists, listed below, were selected by an expert review panel to progress to the Stage 2 virtual accelerator. During Stage 2, these finalists will have access to resources and support from subject matter experts to help them refine their program designs. Read the finalist announcement.
Browse by state or territory:
A

Alabama

  • Bishop State Community College
  • Coastal Alabama Community College
  • Enterprise State Community College
  • Wallace Community College Adult Education
C

California

  • Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center (CAJ)
  • Los Angeles Southwest College/ LA Community College District
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Oakland Adult and Career Education (OACE)
  • Proteus, Inc.
  • Roseville Adult School
  • Tamalpais Adult School
  • Vallejo City Unified School District- Regional Education Center

Colorado

  • Jefferson County Public Schools

Connecticut

  • EASTCONN
  • EdAdvance/Foothills Adult & Continuing Education
  • Manchester Adult & Continuing Education
F

Florida

  • ACE of Palm Beach County, FL
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • School Board of Orange County, Florida
  • The School District of Lee County
G

Georgia

  • Savannah Technical College
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Guam

  • Guam Community College
I

Illinois

  • Community College District 502 – College of DuPage
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Malcolm X College, City Colleges of Chicago
  • McHenry County College
  • Safer Foundation

Indiana

  • Marian University
  • River Valley Resources, Inc

Iowa

  • Northeast Iowa Community College
K

Kansas

  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kentucky

  • Jefferson County Public Schools – Jefferson Skills U
M

Maryland

  • Frederick Community College
  • Maryland Department of Labor, Correctional Education

Massachusetts

  • El Centro – Catholic Charities
  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department¬† (hereinafter HCSD)
  • Holyoke Community College

Michigan

  • Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan
  • Southwest Economic Solutions (SWSOL.org)
  • Troy Continuing Education
  • Zaman International

Minnesota 

  • Minnesota Department of Corrections

Montana 

  • Montana Department of Corrections/MCE
N

Nevada

  • Truckee Meadows Community College

New Hampshire

  • Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County
  • New Hampshire Department of Corrections

New Jersey

  • NJ Dept. of Corrections

New Mexico

  • ABQ Adult Learning Center, Inc. (ABQ-ALC)
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • New Mexico Corrections Department–Penitentiary of New Mexico
  • Taos Education & Career Center, University of New Mexico-Taos

New York

  • Capital Region BOCES
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Lehman College Adult Learning Center, CUNY
  • Questar IIII BOCES

North Carolina

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Nash Community College
  • Pitt Community College Transitional Studies Department
  • Reading Connections, Inc.
  • Wake Technical Community College
O

Ohio

  • Cincinnati Adult Education Solutions – Aspire Program
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC)

Oregon

  • Mt. Hood Community College
P

Pennsylvania

  • Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Inc
  • Community Learning Center
  • Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
  • Lincoln IU12
  • Northampton Community College
  • Tuscarora Intermediate Unit
  • YWCA Tri-County Area
S

South Carolina

  • Florence County Adult Education (FCAE)
T

Texas

  • BakerRipley
  • Restore Education
  • Socorro ISD
  • Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
V

Virginia

  • Amherst County Public Schools
  • Newport News Public Schools/Peninsula Regional Education Program (PREP)
W

Washington

  • South Seattle College

Washington D.C.

  • Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
  • Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center
  • So Others Might Eat Center for Employment Training

Wisconsin

  • Gateway Technical College
  • Latino Academy of Workforce Development
  • Literacy Services of Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)
  • Waukesha County Technical College

Wyoming

  • Laramie County Community College