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Regional Design Solutions

Regional Design Solutions
Authored by Sarah Cacicio, Sierra Noakes, & Livia Rojas

Click on a region to learn more about how these four communities have leveraged cross-sector partnerships to coordinate efforts and create opportunities with and for workers. Their work exemplifies how regional networks benefit from including workers in designing solutions to ensure greater impact.

Cross-sector Business Incubator in Taos, New Mexico
Developed by the University of New Mexico-Taos Education and Career Center and local business partners, the HIVE is an innovative and inclusive co-working space and business incubator designed to accelerate innovation, collaboration, and opportunity for the next generation of leaders, including the growing number of Latinx and Native Americans who are interested in technology or entrepreneurship. Read more
Economic Mobility Pathways in Cincinnati and Northern, Kentucky
It takes less than 5 minutes to drive from Covington, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio. Yet, when it comes to serving adult learners across the region, the cities have historically operated under disparate systems across two different states, while working to serve a shared community, especially Black and African-American, Latinx, and adults with limited financial resources and postsecondary education. Read more
Urban Adult Literacy Collaboration in Nashville
What started as a learning group of local adult literacy providers convened by the Nashville Public Library has since become the Adult Education Collective Impact (AECI), a collaborative of 20 partner organizations committed to improving adult education and literacy rates in the region. Read more
Rural Healthcare Preparation Pipeline in Central Pennsylvania
When local employers announced a critical shortage of qualified healthcare workers, leaders across programs at the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit came together to address the challenge with a collaborative mindset and dataset. Read more
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