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Strada's mission is to improve lives by forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment.

In early 2015, as part of Strada Education Network’s strategic initiative to identify and support the development and expansion of mission-aligned, high-impact nonprofit organizations, Strada acquired Education at Work as an operating affiliate. Strada is dedicated to improving pathways between college and career through its mission of Completion With a Purpose®.

Strada organizes its work around five areas of activity to help individuals translate their educational experiences into economic opportunity:

Research and Insights

Research is conducted by the Strada Institute for the Future of Work think tank and innovation lab, and Strada’s Consumer Insights practice, which has partnered with Gallup to create the nation’s largest database of consumer insights on educational experiences after high school.

Strategic Philanthropy

Through more than $125 million in grants since 2014, Strada supports organizations helping students to find the postsecondary path that’s right for them and to make purposeful connections between their education and career opportunities. This includes more than $19 million in grants in Indiana and nearly 6,000 local employee volunteer hours.

Mission-Aligned Investments

Through affiliates, Strada provides direct services, enabling the network to accelerate and scale innovative solutions from the ground up including: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), College Confidential, DXtera Institute, Education at Work, Emsi, InsideTrack, and Roadtrip Nation.

Mission-Aligned Affiliates

Through affiliates, Strada provides direct services, enabling the network to accelerate and scale innovative solutions from the ground up including: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), College Confidential, DXtera Institute, Education at Work, Emsi, InsideTrack, and Roadtrip Nation.

National Engagement

Partnerships with national associations and direct work with states and metro areas strengthen and scale programs and policies central to advancing Strada’s mission.