NuPaths, an IT and tech workforce development training provider co-founded by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, is one of 25 organizations from across the U.S. to receive grants via the Catalyze Challenge to design and launch career connected learning models primarily serving underserved student populations.
The Catalyze Challenge is a joint venture among American Student Assistance® (ASA), Arnold Ventures, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, Charter School Growth Fund, the Joyce Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation, to date totaling nearly $10 million in funding to 40 innovative solutions across 24 states. The Challenge aims to fund, learn from, and share bold ideas that rethink the connections among K-12, post-secondary education, and career for students in grades 6-14.
Out of about 550 total applicants, NuPaths and the other 24 recipients were chosen based on the strength of the educator’s solutions to better connect education and careers in their communities, and their commitment to driving equity through models rooted in career-connected learning. Grantees represent a range of nonprofits, community organizations, entrepreneurs, employers, and cross-sector partnerships. NuPaths was awarded a $50,000 Catalyze Challenge grant.